Definition of amazing in English:



  • 1Causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.

    ‘an amazing number of people registered’
    ‘it is amazing how short your memory is’
    • ‘Through a side door we found an amazing amount of room but nothing particularly exciting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is amazing how mistaken people's memories can be after many years since an event.’
    • ‘This was all the more amazing when one considers the short space of time in which it was all organised.’
    • ‘To see that happen in front of you is still an amazing, exciting experience.’
    • ‘Yet the most amazing thing about all of this is that it is just a coincidence.’
    • ‘I hold courses on codependence and have seen amazing results and complete life changes in a very short time.’
    • ‘The wonderful jazzy numbers set the scene for some truly amazing tap routines.’
    • ‘At the time this was unbelievable, but I am coming to terms with this amazing detail.’
    • ‘It is amazing how long this woman can hold her breath and work hard underwater.’
    • ‘Some of the big palms were stunningly beautiful, displaying amazing detail and symmetry.’
    • ‘It's an amazing spectacle, but it takes practise and dedication to get the most from it.’
    • ‘Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has done some amazing research into the subject of recovered memories.’
    • ‘It's very difficult in a short review to do justice to this amazing work.’
    • ‘The most amazing thing about these performances is that they were all improvised.’
    • ‘As a dancer he is admired for his startling grace, superb technique, and amazing control.’
    • ‘The panels had come up with some amazing stories and had recorded some precious memories and insights.’
    astonishing, astounding, surprising, bewildering, stunning, staggering, shocking, startling, stupefying, breathtaking, perplexing, confounding, dismaying, disconcerting, shattering
    awesome, awe-inspiring, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, stupendous, phenomenal, prodigious, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable
    wonderful, marvellous
    thrilling, exciting
    mind-blowing, flabbergasting, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, amazeballs
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    1. 1.1informal Startlingly impressive.
      ‘she makes the most amazing cakes’
      • ‘There is also an amazing number of restaurants for such a small street.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He lives on the street and sells the most amazing drawings at shows and art openings around the city.’