astonishing


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a·ston·ish

 (ə-stŏn′ĭsh)
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise.

[Alteration of Middle English astonen, from Old French estoner, from Vulgar Latin *extonāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin tonāre, to thunder; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·ston′ish·ing·ly adv.
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astonishing

(əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ)
adj
causing great surprise or amazement; astounding
aˈstonishingly adv
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as•ton•ish•ing

(əˈstɒn ɪ ʃɪŋ)

adj.
causing astonishment or surprise; amazing.
[1520–30]
as•ton′ish•ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astonishing - surprising greatlyastonishing - surprising greatly; "she does an amazing amount of work"; "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks"
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"
2.astonishing - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelmastonishing - 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"
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astonishing

adjective amazing, striking, surprising, brilliant, stunning, impressive, overwhelming, staggering, startling, sensational (informal), bewildering, breathtaking, astounding, eye-opening, wondrous (archaic or literary), jaw-dropping, stupefying, gee-whizz (slang) an astonishing display of physical strength
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astonishing

adjective
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Translations
مُدْهِش، عَجيبمُذْهِل
udivující
forbløffendeforbavsende
hämmästyttävä
zapanjujući
furîulegur
驚くばかりの
놀라운
udivujúci
presenetljiv
förvånansvärd
น่าประหลาดใจ
đáng kinh ngạc

astonishing

[əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ] ADJ [achievement, coincidence, news] → asombroso, pasmoso
I find it astonishing thatme asombra or pasma que ... + subjun, me parece increíble que ... + subjun
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astonishing

[əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ] adj [speed, success, variety, achievement, result] → étonnant(e), stupéfiant(e); [attack, outburst, story] → étonnant(e), stupéfiant(e); [beauty] → étonnant(e), stupéfiant(e)
I find it astonishing that ... → je trouve incroyable que ...
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astonishing

adjerstaunlich
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astonishing

[əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ] adjsorprendente, stupefacente
I find it astonishing that ... → mi stupisce che...
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astonish

(əˈstoniʃ) verb
to surprise greatly. I was astonished by his ignorance.
aˈstonishing adjective
an astonishing sight.
aˈstonishment noun
To my astonishment she burst into tears.
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astonishing

مُذْهِل udivující forbløffende erstaunlich καταπληκτικός asombroso hämmästyttävä étonnant zapanjujući stupefacente 驚くばかりの 놀라운 verbazingwekkend forbausende zadziwiający surpreendente ошеломляющий förvånansvärd น่าประหลาดใจ şaşırtıcı đáng kinh ngạc 令人惊异的
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I am all impatience to hear how this astonishing change was effected.
"Your Honour," said the defendant's attorney, when the case was called, "I move that this astonishing action be dismissed.
Then, however, there happened that which in this astonishing long day was most astonishing: the ugliest man began once more and for the last time to gurgle and snort, and when he had at length found expression, behold!
Reality has since copied Prince Carl with an astonishing faithfulness.
After remaining at and about the spot for some time, with aimless irresolution, the three men returned to Leamington, told their astonishing story and were afterward taken into custody.
We loafed along up the road, and now and then met a person and stopped and said howdy, and told them when we come, and how we left the folks at home, and how long we was going to stay, and all that, but none of them said a word about that thing; which was just astonishing, and no mistake.
We walked with a regular step, which rang upon the ground with astonishing intensity; the slightest noise was transmitted with a quickness to which the ear is unaccustomed on the earth; indeed, water is a better conductor of sound than air, in the ratio of four to one.
The stamina on display from Steve and his team during their mission through the jungles of South America was astonishing. The most infuriating thing is he seems to enjoy every backbreakingly difficult part.
So come on, Ms/Mr/Prof/Dr Dring, why do you find my concert attendance astonishing? Alan T Harrison Walsall
The "game-changing" Astonishing show created by award-winning entertainers Stephen Mulhern and Jonathan Wilkes (right) will be premiered on Britannia, Azura and Ventura in June.
REFEREE Jon Moss made an astonishing decision last Saturday to send off Liverpool's Sadio Mane at Manchester City.