astounding

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Astound \As*tound"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Astounded}, [Obs.] {Astound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astounding}.] [See {Astound}, adjective]

1. To stun; to stupefy.

No puissant stroke his senses once astound. --Fairfax.

2. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with wonder, surprise, or fear.

These thoughts may startle well, but not astound The virtuous mind. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Astounding \As*tound"ing\, adjective Of a nature to astound; astonishing; amazing; as, an astounding force, statement, or fact. -- {As*tound"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

astounding

adjective

1: bewildering or striking dumb with wonder [syn: {astounding}, {dumbfounding}, {dumfounding}]

2: 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" [syn: {astonishing}, {astounding}, {staggering}, {stupefying}]


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