stunner

noun
stun·​ner | \ ˈstə-nər How to pronounce stunner (audio) \

Definition of stunner

: one that stuns or is stunning

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Synonyms for stunner

Synonyms

babe [slang], beauty, beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, fox, goddess, honey, knockout, queen

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Examples of stunner in a Sentence

His wife is a real stunner. The jury's decision was a stunner.

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Shutterstock This is not news: Supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski is a professional stunner. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Emily Ratajkowski Looks Unreal With Pastel Pink Hair," 19 Apr. 2019 In this couture candy shop, especially delicious are the miniature versions of beloved stunners like Junon, Dior’s petaled gown of fall-winter 1949. WSJ, "‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Review: Timelessly Elegant, Yet Avant-Garde," 27 Nov. 2018 Any of these stunners would also look great as a wall decoration. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Christmas Tree Shops Just Released Its Holiday Decor and We Want Everything," 13 Oct. 2018 The game finished all square thanks to a late stunner from Gareth Bale that cancelled out Lionel Messi's clever solo goal, with Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring earlier. SI.com, "Ernesto Valverde 'Surprised' at Red Card & Praises Barcelona After 'Difficult' 2-2 El Clasico Draw," 7 May 2018 No problem: Last night at New York's ABC Cocina, Lawrence put her short, clean, and buffed nails on display, ones that were completely devoid of bright colors or art—nothing to distract from her new sparkling stunner. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Engagement Ring—And a Bridal Manicure Trend in the Making," 22 Feb. 2019 Mexico, winners of three of its last six, had perhaps the biggest victory in national team history with a 1-0 stunner over Germany. Jenna Fryer, chicagotribune.com, "Germany under pressure to win against Sweden," 22 June 2018 There was nothing that the German could do about Madrid's second goal - a world-class bicycle kick from Gareth Bale - but sandwiched between that stunner were two moments Karius will never forget. SI.com, "Loris Karius Apologises to Liverpool Fans After Horror Performance Against Real Madrid in UCL Final," 27 May 2018 This Spring 2019 season alone, the 21-year-old stunner walked in 8 runway shows including House of ByField, Topping Designs, Burning Guitars, and Femata Couture. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Madeline Stuart Wants to Be the First Model With Down Syndrome to Walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of stunner

1829, in the meaning defined above

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stunner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stunner

informal
: a very attractive person
: something that amazes or shocks people

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