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, 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, 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, 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.’
    • ‘Amazingly enough, she landed firmly on her feet and ran with weapon drawn to the door.’
    • ‘Amazingly, as the prosecution pointed out, none of the men in the shed apparently saw what happened next.’
    • ‘Amazingly, they sat only for a few moments when his fishing rod began to shake.’
    1. 1.1informal Very impressively or well.
      ‘I genuinely thought Rachel sang amazingly’
      • ‘This is the second year of the project, and it has grown amazingly since the first day.’
      • ‘This multinational is performing amazingly in a sluggish period.’
      • ‘The brothers have performed amazingly over the past year, due largely to the flotation of their joint venture company.’
      • ‘This tool copes amazingly with that, its curved end even allowing me to get at weeds that are almost touching a plant.’
      • ‘Amid all this, Cote D'Ivoire are passing the ball around amazingly.’
      • ‘This is about half of my rhubarb, which grows amazingly every year.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Vampirism is another delusion which has prevailed amazingly.’
      • ‘The Indian luger crashed but recovered amazingly while completing his practice run in the morning.’
      • ‘Immediately after his second murder, he disappeared so amazingly that no one can guess how he went.’
    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’
      • ‘Most of the faces in the picture are amazingly youthful.’
      • ‘The practices and roles of artists are amazingly multiple and elusive.’
      • ‘This yogurt was an amazingly profitable category, growing 29.4 percent in volume in 1999.’
      • ‘The result is a trio of amazingly unaffected performances.’
      • ‘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 profile of the flavor vanilla is amazingly multifaceted.’
      • ‘Each room featured an amazingly slender neon tube that cut across the ceiling on the diagonal.’
      • ‘The brothers were amazingly talented and successful, but only within the limits prescribed by their segregated society.’
      • ‘There certainly have been conflicts and rivalries in the group, but basically we are an amazingly harmonious bunch.’
      • ‘A mere six actors played all the protagonists, and the accents used were convincing and amazingly different.’