Definition of astounding in English:

astounding

adjective

  • Surprisingly impressive or notable.

    ‘the summit offers astounding views’
    • ‘Since then, the turnaround has been little short of astounding.’
    • ‘Some friends of mine already know about this and have likely already chortled at my astounding lack of basic knowledge.’
    • ‘Lalo has produced an astounding body of work and it has recently served as the basis for a new musical.’
    • ‘This was astounding news since York is such a vibrant and thriving city.’
    • ‘This year we viewed the astounding structure of a hydroelectric dam built across the Danube.’
    • ‘There were school and college teams that displayed an astounding amount of knowledge on a wide range of subjects.’
    • ‘Many professional pianists avoid it due to the astounding technical difficulties it poses.’
    • ‘Even more astounding is the fact most of this coaching is carried out by phone.’
    • ‘What is even more astounding is that the company has launched eight new models since the beginning of 2000.’
    • ‘It has a spectacular location on Coal Harbour and an astounding view.’
    • ‘I find it astounding that my childhood was spent almost entirely in one suburban residence.’
    • ‘We like to reserve this special prize for a person making truly astounding leaps in logic.’
    • ‘He finds it astounding to think of the developments that have taken place in the arts in the county in the last decade.’
    • ‘The number of people now involved in litigation of one kind or another is nothing short of astounding.’
    • ‘None of us knew what an astounding difference a year would make.’
    • ‘The most astounding thing about the dot-com boom was the obscene amount of money that was spent.’
    • ‘Despite his astounding virtuosity, he remains in many ways an enigma.’
    • ‘To be truthful I find it astounding that Bali has retained its unique character.’
    • ‘One student testifies that he got an astounding 35 credits in a day in one subject.’
    • ‘Children in one of the country's poorest neighbourhoods have chalked up an astounding improvement in exam scores.’
    amazing, astonishing, staggering, shocking, surprising, breathtaking, striking, impressive, bewildering, stunning, stupefying
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Pronunciation

astounding

/əˈstoundiNG//əˈstaʊndɪŋ/