stunning

adjective stun·ning \ ˈstə-niŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of stunning

1 : causing astonishment or disbelief
  • stunning news
2 : strikingly impressive especially in beauty or excellence
  • a stunning view
  • stunning workmanship

stunningly

adverb

Examples of stunning in a Sentence

  1. Researchers have made a stunning discovery.

  2. Our room had a stunning view of the lake.

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First Known Use of stunning

1667

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STUNNING Defined for English Language Learners

stunning

Definition of stunning for English Language Learners

  • : very surprising or shocking

  • : very beautiful or pleasing


STUNNING Defined for Kids

stunning

adjective stun·ning \ ˈstə-niŋ \

Definition of stunning for Students

1 : able or likely to make a person senseless or confused
  • a stunning blow
  • stunning news
2 : unusually lovely or attractive : striking


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