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1Causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.‘an amazing number of people registered’‘it is amazing how short memories are’
astonishing, astounding, surprising, bewildering, stunning, staggering, shocking, startling, stupefying, breathtaking, perplexing, confounding, dismaying, disconcerting, shatteringView synonyms
- ‘The most amazing thing about these performances is that they were all improvised.’
- ‘It is amazing how long this woman can hold her breath and work hard underwater.’
- ‘At the time this was unbelievable, but I am coming to terms with this amazing detail.’
- ‘Mobile phones are a wonder of modern technology, yet it is amazing how rude they can make people.’
- ‘As it turned out she's had an amazing life, and the family that raised her are wonderful.’
- ‘This was all the more amazing when one considers the short space of time in which it was all organised.’
- ‘As a dancer he is admired for his startling grace, superb technique, and amazing control.’
- ‘To see that happen in front of you is still an amazing, exciting experience.’
- ‘It's an amazing spectacle, but it takes practise and dedication to get the most from it.’
- ‘The wonderful jazzy numbers set the scene for some truly amazing tap routines.’
- ‘I hold courses on codependence and have seen amazing results and complete life changes in a very short time.’
- ‘Through a side door we found an amazing amount of room but nothing particularly exciting.’
- ‘It's very difficult in a short review to do justice to this amazing work.’
- ‘The panels had come up with some amazing stories and had recorded some precious memories and insights.’
- ‘For a great number of individuals the results over time have been nothing short of amazing.’
- ‘This will be a rare opportunity to catch this amazing artist performing his own material.’
- ‘Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has done some amazing research into the subject of recovered memories.’
- ‘Some of the big palms were stunningly beautiful, displaying amazing detail and symmetry.’
- ‘Yet the most amazing thing about all of this is that it is just a coincidence.’
- ‘It is amazing how mistaken people's memories can be after many years since an event.’
- 1.1informal Very impressive; excellent.‘she makes the most amazing cakes’
- ‘There is also an amazing number of restaurants for such a small street.’
- ‘He lives on the street and sells the most amazing drawings at shows and art openings around the city.’
- ‘He has absolutely amazing stagecraft and extraordinary command of body language.’
- ‘In addition to the music being amazing, the people watching was phenomenal.’
- ‘When the final whistle was blown the excitement of the boys and the spectators was amazing.’
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