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 missed, striking the cheek instead, and sending Ponta staggering sideways.
The red-haired man gave a yawp of exultation and stood staggering, and as it seemed to me in serious danger of either going backwards down the companion hatchway or forwards upon his victim.
At last he arose, very slowly and with evident effort gaining his knees first and then staggering to his feet, yet his indomitable will was evidenced by a sudden straightening of his shoulders and a determined shake of his head as he lurched forward on unsteady legs to take up his valiant fight for survival.
Trent saw him go staggering backwards and then himself sank down, giddy with the blow he had received.
The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.
La Esmeralda turned pale and descended from the pillory, staggering as she went.
covering thirty-four years of staggering and destaggering
Philip Dears posted the words on his Facebook page, alongside a video which starts earlier than the original version, showing the man staggering down a road outside the ground, before knocking into an elderly man, causing him to fall over.
STAGGERING junior doctors' training rotations could help to prevent the "black Wednesday" phenomenon, medical experts have said.
A MAN seen staggering from his car was four times the limit.
THE STAGGERING MAN A staggering man is carrying a salad across the street.
Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, said: "British Gas owner Centrica is making PS50 per household in this country - that is staggering.