astonishing




Something astonishing is astounding, staggering, stupefying, amazing, or incredible. It’s not something you see every day.

This is a pretty strong word. A dog shaking hands is not astonishing, but a dog calling 911 for its owner definitely is. Astonishing things are amazing; they blow your mind. When people first walked on the moon, that was astonishing. Miracles are astonishing. If you say, “Holy cow! I can’t believe what I’m seeing,” you’re probably seeing something astonishing.

Definitions of astonishing
  1. adjective

    so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

    “such an enormous response was
    astonishing
    synonyms:
    astounding, staggering, stupefying

    impressive

    making a strong or vivid impression
  2. adjective

    surprising greatly

    “the dog was capable of
    astonishing tricks”
    synonyms:
    amazing

    surprising

    causing surprise or wonder or amazement

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