Definition of Astounding

1. Adjective. Bewildering or striking dumb with wonder.

Exact synonyms: Dumbfounding, Dumfounding
Similar to: Incredible, Unbelievable



2. Adjective. So surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm. "The figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"
Exact synonyms: Astonishing, Staggering, Stupefying
Similar to: Impressive

Definition of Astounding

1. a. Of a nature to astound; astonishing; amazing; as, an astounding force, statement, or fact.

Definition of Astounding

1. Verb. (present participle of astound) ¹

2. Adjective. That astounds or astound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astounding

1. astound [v] - See also: astound

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astounding

astonishing
astonishingly
astonishingness
astonishment
astonishments
astonisht
astony
astonying
astoop
astorgous
astorperious
astound
astounded
astoundedly
astoundedness
astounding (current term)
astoundingly
astoundment
astounds
astrachan
astrachans
astraddle
astraean
astraeans
astragal
astragalar
astragalectomy
astragali
astragalocalcaneal
astragalocalcanean

Literary usage of Astounding

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1. The Johannine Writings by Paul Wilhelm Schmiedel (1908)
"astounding NATURE OP THE MIRACLES IN JN. The raising of Lazarus, ... There is nothing which so clearly reveals the astounding nature of this miracle as the ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... for though he never lost a battle, nothing is more astounding than his imprudence and the easy confidence with which he trusted Somerset, Warwick, ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"... as lie would certainly have done under other circumstances, upon the concoction of some astounding inversion or inscrutable canon. ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"For the ability to behold these astounding marvels, a certain preparation is necessary, bearing, superficially considered, some resemblance to Mesmerism. ..."

5. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"It therefore becomes those who have much at stake, to join heartily in their applications to Government, for a timely remedy for these astounding evils. ..."

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