staggering


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stag·ger·ing

 (stăg′ər-ĭng)
adj.
Causing great astonishment, amazement, or dismay; overwhelming: a staggering achievement; a staggering defeat.

stag′ger·ing·ly adv.

staggering

(ˈstæɡərɪŋ)
adj
astounding or overwhelming; shocking: a staggering increase in demand.
ˈstaggeringly adv

stag•ger•ing

(ˈstæg ə rɪŋ)

adj.
tending to stagger or overwhelm: a staggering amount of money.
[1555–65]
stag′ger•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.staggering - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelmstaggering - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

staggering

adverb astounding, amazing, stunning, surprising, overwhelming, astonishing, breathtaking, stupefying The results have been quite staggering.

staggering

adjective
1. Of such a character as to overwhelm:
2. Awesomely or forbiddingly intense:
Translations
مُذْهِل، صاعِق
otřesný
megrázó
yfiròyrmandi; gífurlegur
çok şaşırtıcı

staggering

[ˈstægərɪŋ] ADJ (= astonishing) → asombroso, pasmoso

staggering

[ˈstægərɪŋ] adj (= amazing) → stupéfiant(e)staging post nrelais m

staggering

adj
to be a staggering blow (to somebody/something)ein harter or schwerer Schlag (für jdn/etw) sein
(= amazing)atemberaubend, umwerfend

staggering

[ˈstægərɪŋ] adj (amazing) → sbalorditivo/a, incredibile

stagger

(ˈstӕgə) verb
1. to sway, move or walk unsteadily. The drunk man staggered along the road.
2. to astonish. I was staggered to hear he had died.
3. to arrange (people's hours of work, holidays etc) so that they do not begin and end at the same times.
ˈstaggering adjective
causing unsteadiness, shock or astonishment. a staggering blow on the side of the head; That piece of news is staggering.
References in classic literature ?
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
But by an effort she rallied her staggering faculties and managed to regain the land.
In the clearer view she could distinguish a staggering figure in the trail below who had evidently been stopped by two other expostulating shadows that were approaching from the shelter of a tree.
No sooner had he disappeared than Hepzibah grew deadly white, and, staggering towards Phoebe, let her head fall on the young girl's shoulder.
Stubb and Tashtego here changed places -- stem for stern --a staggering business truly in that rocking commotion.
Behind her is Kotrina, making her way cautiously, staggering beneath a similar burden; and half a minute later there appears old Grandmother Majauszkiene, with a big yellow bowl of smoking potatoes, nearly as big as herself.
Why, you two was scuffling, and he fetched you one with the headboard and you fell flat; and then up you come, all reeling and staggering like, and snatched the knife and jammed it into him, just as he fetched you another awful clip -- and here you've laid, as dead as a wedge til now.
it cried; and then, while the staggering and stamping went on wildly, I distinguished through plank and plaster:-
Shortly, this worn-out murderer descried in the imperfect light one of the carriages of Monseigneur, and, staggering to that gorgeous vehicle, climbed in at the door, and shut himself up to take his rest on its dainty cushions.
Shall I ever forget how the crack speaker walked off from me before I began, and left my imbecile pencil staggering about the paper as if it were in a fit!
By that time, I was staggering on the kitchen floor like a little drunkard, through having been newly set upon my feet, and through having been fast asleep, and through waking in the heat and lights and noise of tongues.
About a hundred paces from me Baleka was staggering along with her arms out like one who has drunk too much beer.