Definition of mind-blowing in US English:



  • 1Overwhelmingly impressive.

    ‘for a kid, Chicago was really mind-blowing’
    • ‘There was - is - no question: Peter Jackson has roared back into theatres with the mind-blowing Part Two of the greatest fantasy epic in movie history.’
    • ‘‘We've had more corporate donations and it's just mind-blowing the support we've received,’ Emma continued.’
    • ‘It's just awe-inspiring, heart-exploding, mind-blowing.’
    • ‘So much to take in: the detail of the battle scenes is fantastic, the production design is mind-blowing and the pace of the action awesome.’
    • ‘About once every decade, an animated-film director manages to create a work that finds the perfect blend of innovative, mind-blowing visuals and emotive, engaging content.’
    • ‘The maestro himself blows a mean horn with unbelievable energy and mind-blowing skill and has the kind of stage presence so-called pop idols cannot be taught.’
    • ‘As time goes on, I have less and less to say about this mind-blowing work of staggering genius, because as time goes on, I love it more and more.’
    • ‘It is described as a mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like ‘worlds of wonder’.’
    • ‘The mind-blowing idea is that we've been shortchanging the universe, giving it hardly the credit it deserves for being a lot more than meets the eye and that there are many more dimensions than three.’
    • ‘You will be dazzled at the way multi-award winning Leen takes you through The King's life and songs, with mind-blowing music, stylish movements and seven costume changes.’
    • ‘This one is for those hungry for adventure and thirsty for thrills; those who are game for spine-chilling off-the-edge excitement and mind-blowing heights.’
    • ‘And, then, before he knew it, another song had started up; the same voice, the same wonderful, mind-blowing music.’
    • ‘A work of cinema so visceral, so powerful, so incredibly mind-blowing must be seen to be believed.’
    • ‘This record is impressive, but not mind-blowing.’
    • ‘The cornerstone of the most popular dishes are Scottish standards such as haggis, salmon, venison and a mind-blowing choice of fish, dressed with horseradish mash, and lime and avocado mousse.’
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    • ‘Although the album does not offer anything that is mind-blowing, it is a simple, easy listen and it should not be taken for more than just that.’
    • ‘The statue is fabulous and mind-blowing and absolutely the sort of work we should be supporting.’
    • ‘For its mind-blowing battle scenes, utterly breathtaking cinematography, wonderful script and multi-faceted narrative, it could be watched on its own merit.’
    • ‘They accuse The Matrix: Reloaded of, ‘technology that is mind-blowing but actually more interesting than the movie itself.’’
    magnificent, wonderful, marvellous, spectacular, remarkable, phenomenal, prodigious, miraculous, sublime
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    1. 1.1 (of a drug) inducing hallucinations.
      • ‘The 1960s was the decade of mind-blowing drug experimentation.’
      • ‘This teaching has warped more minds than any mind blowing drug has ever done.’
      disturbing, shocking, distressing, disquieting, upsetting, damaging, scarring, injurious, harmful, hurtful, painful, agonizing, awful, chilling, alarming, devastating, harrowing, excruciating, horrifying, terrifying
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