as·​tound·​ing | \ ə-ˈstau̇n-diŋ How to pronounce astounding (audio) \

Definition of astounding

: causing astonishment or amazement an astounding revelation

Other Words from astounding

astoundingly \ ə-​ˈstau̇n-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce astounding (audio) \ adverb

Examples of astounding in a Sentence

He ate an astounding amount of food. the astounding sight of their cat returning home after having been missing for two years
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First Known Use of astounding

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for astounding

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2 May 2022

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“Astounding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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