What does astonishing mean?

Definitions for astonishingəˈstɒn ɪ ʃɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word astonishing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amazing, astonishing(adj)

    surprising greatly

    "she does an amazing amount of work"; "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks"

  2. astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying(adj)

    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"


  1. astonishing(Adjective)

    Causing astonishment in; causing to be astonished.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astonishing

    of Astonish

  2. Astonishing(adj)

    very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; as, an astonishing event


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astonishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astonishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ian McKellen:

    He's one of the great Englishmen and he never lived -- it's astonishing.

  2. W. R. Inge:

    It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.

  3. Henry Adams:

    Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.

  4. Stephen Farnsworth:

    It’s really astonishing that a man with more baggage than Amtrak has been elected from his jail cell.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    The mind is a strange machine which can combine the materials offered to it in the most astonishing ways.

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