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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
References in classic literature ?
This flight and pursuit, this cruel burning and destroying, these dreadful cries and stunning noises, were THEY the good lord's noble cause!
At such times clubs would be used, often with the effect of killing or stunning the flying pests.
At the same moment, another pirate grasped Hunter's musket by the muzzle, wrenched it from his hands, plucked it through the loophole, and with one stunning blow, laid the poor fellow senseless on the floor.
Something struck me on the back of the head, partially stunning me and knocking me to the deck.
What of my impetus and the stunning surprise, I clattered three or four steps along the deck before I could stop myself.
But you get my idea; you see what a stunning dramatic surprise I would wind up with at the palace.
But, it has raised concerns over Defra's decision not to include stunning parameters for poultry killed 'in accordance with religious rites' in the new Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) Regulations.
Groups who practice non-stun slaughter claim that the act of slaughter itself is instantaneous (a fact that is hotly debated by some) and they also point to instances of mis-stun where the stunning is unsuccessful.
THE next government must listen to public concern and end the slaughter of animals without stunning them first, the president of the British Veterinary Association has urged.
We would suggest to the Government that its help and support in being able to demonstrate that electric stunning is simply that - recoverable stunning (not death) that renders an animal unconscious prior to slaughter.
Fierce debate over halal food has drawn comment that it is cruel - Islamic law says animals must be uninjured, but some authorities allow a form of stunning.
At present, the only legal exemptions to stunning during slaughter are for kosher and halal methods.