Definition of amazingly in English:



  • 1as sentence adverb In a way that causes great surprise or wonder.

    ‘amazingly, 66 passengers and crew members survived’
    • ‘Amazingly, someone heard me and the door was slid open.’
    • ‘Amazingly, all this digital processing caused no delay, and the sound quality was significantly better than a normal telephone connection.’
    • ‘"These kids are rushing into a New York power life," says one mother of four-year-old twins, who, amazingly, don't even go to nursery school.’
    • ‘Amazingly, as the prosecution pointed out, none of the men in the shed apparently saw what happened next.’
    • ‘Amazingly, this normally crass strategy gels because he is a versatile song stylist who handles a variety of textures with aplomb.’
    • ‘A $3 billion worldwide campaign to eradicate polio by the end of this year was, amazingly, on the verge of success in 2003.’
    • ‘Amazingly enough, she landed firmly on her feet and ran with weapon drawn to the door.’
    • ‘Amazingly, they sat only for a few moments when his fishing rod began to shake.’
    • ‘Amazingly, the protagonist dismisses with understatement the loss of his factory job.’
    • ‘Amazingly, the attorney general acknowledges that the police merely try to maximize their hit rates in deciding whom to search, but he blames them for doing so.’
    1. 1.1informal Very impressively or well.
      ‘I genuinely thought Rachel sang amazingly’
      • ‘The Indian luger crashed but recovered amazingly while completing his practice run in the morning.’
      • ‘Perhaps he has matured amazingly since telling the media he would call a spade a spade, and, if necessary, whack his opponents over the head with it.’
      • ‘Immediately after his second murder, he disappeared so amazingly that no one can guess how he went.’
      • ‘Vampirism is another delusion which has prevailed amazingly.’
      • ‘Amid all this, Cote D'Ivoire are passing the ball around amazingly.’
      • ‘This tool copes amazingly with that, its curved end even allowing me to get at weeds that are almost touching a plant.’
      • ‘This is the second year of the project, and it has grown amazingly since the first day.’
      • ‘The brothers have performed amazingly over the past year, due largely to the flotation of their joint venture company.’
      • ‘This multinational is performing amazingly in a sluggish period.’
      • ‘This is about half of my rhubarb, which grows amazingly every year.’
    2. 1.2informal as submodifier Very; extremely (usually expressing approval)
      ‘there's an amazingly diverse range of work under one roof’
      ‘there are so many amazingly good clarets’
      • ‘There certainly have been conflicts and rivalries in the group, but basically we are an amazingly harmonious bunch.’
      • ‘When she breaks into laughter, she suddenly becomes amazingly natural, and for a moment you feel she is talking to you as a friend.’
      • ‘The practices and roles of artists are amazingly multiple and elusive.’
      • ‘The result is a trio of amazingly unaffected performances.’
      • ‘Most of the faces in the picture are amazingly youthful.’
      • ‘The brothers were amazingly talented and successful, but only within the limits prescribed by their segregated society.’
      • ‘The profile of the flavor vanilla is amazingly multifaceted.’
      • ‘Each room featured an amazingly slender neon tube that cut across the ceiling on the diagonal.’
      • ‘This yogurt was an amazingly profitable category, growing 29.4 percent in volume in 1999.’
      • ‘A mere six actors played all the protagonists, and the accents used were convincing and amazingly different.’