Definition of astonishingly in English:



  • 1Extremely surprisingly or impressively.

    ‘this recording is, if anything, even more astonishingly played’
    as submodifier ‘some of the best food is astonishingly cheap’
    • ‘The color photography is muted throughout, with the exception of the red, which is astonishingly vibrant to the point of overload.’
    • ‘In her breakthrough role, she shows herself to be an astonishingly capable actress at such a young age.’
    • ‘Scooby-Doo went through several Saturday morning transformations during his astonishingly long television run.’
    • ‘The rapid decline of the sea turtle population is an astonishingly symbolic representation of what's wrong with our national environmental policy.’
    • ‘The general fought astonishingly with relatively little support and constantly threatened supplies.’
    • ‘The heart astonishingly dances, but can sometimes miss a beat.’
    • ‘He clearly and astonishingly demonstrated the crystalline structure of water.’
    • ‘Their misery is palpable without ever becoming sentimental, and both boys are astonishingly good.’
    • ‘Approximately two-thirds of the entire quilt is an astonishingly rich cerulean.’
    • ‘Their Greco-Roman wrestlers also performed astonishingly.’
    1. 1.1sentence adverb Used to express surprise at an event or situation.
      ‘astonishingly, the novel is still selling 7,600 copies a year’
      • ‘His two concurrent shows were the first substantial New York exposure for this towering figure in, astonishingly, nearly 30 years.’
      • ‘Astonishingly, a version of that show is still touring the Midwest.’
      • ‘The whole thing was recorded—quite astonishingly—in one day in April in the excellent hall of the Royal Northern College of Music.’
      • ‘It's as though the director is cramming as much bizarre and quirky humor into each frame as possible, and astonishingly enough, it all works.’
      • ‘Somewhat astonishingly, there are no wider plans to develop the sites, so there will be no lasting physical legacy.’
      • ‘Astonishingly, the exhibition is the first show devoted to this groundbreaking artist to be staged in the UK.’
      • ‘Astonishingly, this was his first solo exhibition in the United States.’
      • ‘Astonishingly, this is the first book in English entirely devoted to Urbino.’
      • ‘Most astonishingly, the movie's sole purpose seems to be to prepare audiences for the next installment.’
      • ‘Astonishingly, not a single one of the 33 artists from the '80s who are interviewed is non-white.’