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stun·ning

 (stŭn′ĭng)
adj.
1. Causing or capable of causing emotional shock or loss of consciousness.
2. Of a strikingly attractive appearance.
3.
a. Impressive: gave a stunning performance.
b. Surprising: The President's final decision came with stunning suddenness.

stun′ning·ly adv.

stunning

(ˈstʌnɪŋ)
adj
informal very attractive, impressive, astonishing, etc
ˈstunningly adv

stun•ning

(ˈstʌn ɪŋ)

adj.
of striking beauty or excellence.
[1660–70]
stun′ning•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stunning - commanding attentionstunning - commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.stunning - causing great astonishment and consternation; "the strike came as a stunning protest against management"; "a stunning defeat"
surprising - causing surprise or wonder or amazement; "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money"
3.stunning - causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility; "laid the poor fellow senseless with one stunning blow"; "a stunning detonation with volumes of black smoke"
disorienting - causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
4.stunning - strikingly beautiful or attractive; "quite stunning with large dark eyes and a beautiful high-bosomed figure"; "stunning photographs of Canada's wilderness areas"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

stunning

adjective
1. (Informal) wonderful, beautiful, impressive, great (informal), striking, brilliant, dramatic, lovely, remarkable, smashing (informal), heavenly, devastating (informal), spectacular, marvellous, splendid, gorgeous, dazzling, sensational (informal), drop-dead (slang), ravishing, out of this world (informal), jaw-dropping, gee-whizz (slang) A stunning display of fireworks lit up the sky.
wonderful average, ordinary, unimpressive, poor, plain, ugly, horrible, dreadful, rotten, mediocre, unattractive, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, uninspiring, no great shakes (informal)

stunning

adjective
Translations
مُذْهِلمُذْهِل، رائِع
ohromujícísenzační
pragtfuld
tyrmäävä
divan
töfrandi
すばらしい
놀랄 만큼 아름다운
izjemenpresenetljivsijajen
jättesnygg
น่าทึ่ง
tuyệt vời

stunning

[ˈstʌnɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= fabulous) [dress, girl] → imponente, deslumbrante, despampanante; [film, performance] → impresionante, sensacional
a stunning blondeuna rubia imponente, una rubia despampanante
you look absolutely stunningestás deslumbrante
the effect is stunningel efecto es impresionante
2. (= startling) [news] → asombroso; [success] → increíble; [defeat] → aplastante
his death came as a stunning blowsu muerte fue un golpe tremendo
3. (= violent) he dealt me a stunning blow on the jawme dio un golpe en la mandíbula que me dejó aturdido or atontado

stunning

[ˈstʌnɪŋ] adj
(= magnificent) [woman, good looks, dress, display, performance, view] → éblouissant(e)
You look stunning! → Tu es éblouissante!
(= staggering) [victory, defeat, news] → stupéfiant(e)

stunning

adj (lit) blowwuchtig, betäubend; (fig) news, victoryfantastisch, phantastisch, toll (inf); dress, girl, effect, view, display, looksatemberaubend; defeat, shocküberwältigend

stunning

[ˈstʌnɪŋ] adj (news) → sbalorditivo/a, stupefacente; (dress, girl) → fantastico/a, splendido/a

stun

(stan) past tense, past participle stunned verb
1. to make unconscious or knock senseless eg by a blow on the head. The blow stunned him.
2. to shock or astonish. He was stunned by the news of her death.
ˈstunning adjective
marvellous. a stunning dress.

stunning

مُذْهِل ohromující pragtfuld atemberaubend εκπληκτικός clamoroso tyrmäävä éblouissant divan sensazionale すばらしい 놀랄 만큼 아름다운 ongelofelijk rystende olśniewający impressionante великолепный jättesnygg น่าทึ่ง göz kamaştırıcı tuyệt vời 极好的
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A stunning blow from the big Greek lexicon, which an old fellow in a black gown fired at him," said Ned.
At such times clubs would be used, often with the effect of killing or stunning the flying pests.
The Hurons are not to be seen," he said, addressing David, who had by no means recovered from the effects of the stunning blow he had received; "let us conceal ourselves in the cavern, and trust the rest to Providence.
Her husband's suffering and dangers, and the danger of her child, all blended in her mind, with a confused and stunning sense of the risk she was running, in leaving the only home she had ever known, and cutting loose from the protection of a friend whom she loved and revered.
It was very, very lofty; so lofty that the banners depending from the arched beams and girders away up there floated in a sort of twilight; there was a stone-railed gallery at each end, high up, with musicians in the one, and women, clothed in stunning colors, in the other.
It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one's altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.
DOUGLASS could be persuaded to conse- crate his time and talents to the promotion of the anti-slavery enterprise, a powerful impetus would be given to it, and a stunning blow at the same time inflicted on northern prejudice against a colored complexion.
Twopence-halfpenny,' says the landlord, 'is the price of the Genuine Stunning ale.
But bearing in mind that them were which I meantersay of a stunning and outdacious sort - alluding to them which bordered on weal-cutlets and dog-fighting - a sincere wellwisher would adwise, Pip, their being dropped into your meditations, when you go up-stairs to bed.
It struck poor Tom, point foremost, and with stunning violence, right between the shoulders in the middle of his back.
But Arthur's trebled cow-skin cap here stood him in good stead: the blow glanced off without doing more than stunning him.
The change that had come over Villefort during the examination, the destruction of the letter, the exacted promise, the almost supplicating tones of the magistrate, who seemed rather to implore mercy than to pronounce punishment, -- all returned with a stunning force to his memory.