Definition of Astonishingly

1. Adverb. In an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise. "Amazingly, he finished medical school in three years"

Exact synonyms: Amazingly, Surprisingly
Partainyms: Amazing, Astonishing, Surprising



Definition of Astonishingly

1. Adverb. In an astonishing manner; so as to surprise or astonish. ¹

2. Adverb. Very; (non-gloss definition used as an intensifier). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astonishingly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astonishingly

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astonie
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astoniedness
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astonish
astonishable
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astonishedly
astonishedness
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astonishingly (current term)
astonishingness
astonishment
astonishments
astonisht
astony
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astorgous
astorperious
astound
astounded
astoundedly
astoundedness
astounding

Literary usage of Astonishingly

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"Like the envelope, they are made up of several papery layers BO closely blended as to be hardly distinguishable, forming a substance astonishingly thick, ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1849)
"His mind was rich in reading, and his own reflections were oftentimes astonishingly brilliant. His memory was a Tast storehouse of facts, always at his ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1874)
"Flower stems and buds produced astonishingly rapid, and burst into large trusses of blossoms that are both peculiar and attractive. ..."

4. On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1834)
"Those of the four new planets are astonishingly perfect, considering that these bodies have not been discovered more than thirty years, and a much longer ..."

5. The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated (1870)
"Of course, as might be inferred, the cranium of an Australian is astonishingly thick and hard. On this account it must be that he puts his head to what seem ..."

6. Personal Recollections of Werner Von Siemens by Werner von Siemens (1893)
"... contributed however in no small degree to produce an opinion more favourable to the public interest. The report of the astonishingly favourable results ..."

7. Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs (1884)
"But gravity was less potent to us just then than usual, and the fish seemed astonishingly light. "Four pounds," we said; but Joe said more. ..."

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