Definition of mind-boggling in US English:



  • Overwhelming; startling.

    ‘a chip that processes data at mind-boggling speed’
    • ‘That's because Doctorow writes with the kind of hardheaded humor and logic that makes one suspect this book will be a mind-boggling delight.’
    • ‘His workrate throughout was impressive but in the second half it bordered on mind-boggling.’
    • ‘If ever you needed a glaring example of the mind-boggling senselessness of racism and racist violence, there you have it.’
    • ‘The size of such a project is mind-boggling, and the end result is one of the world's largest single sources of genealogical information.’
    • ‘It is these choices that are so bewildering, so mind-boggling, so paralyzing.’
    • ‘I think about the difference between then and now and it's just mind-boggling.’
    • ‘Blame the mind-boggling growth of animation and related interests in the last couple of years for this development.’
    • ‘Beyond that, she sees no point in comparing the two titles, which launched the same month with similarly mind-boggling budgets.’
    • ‘A mind-boggling battery of advice books and government manuals has emerged to steer parents through every tricky situation.’
    • ‘Maybach has a mind-boggling array of features and gadgets, and one that is built to suit their tastes and preferences.’
    • ‘The detail in this scheme is mind-boggling and it is not going to be possible to sort everything out before January 1.’
    • ‘Tourism is the world's fastest growing industry and the sheer scale of the choices available to punters at the moment is mind-boggling.’
    • ‘Plans are still lacking on coping with the mind-boggling problems brought about by mass tourism.’
    • ‘Ideas are sketched in and elaborated with breathtaking, sometimes mind-boggling brevity.’
    • ‘Organising a conspiracy of such proportion seems mind-boggling, especially since the precise purpose of doing so is unclear.’
    • ‘His pedigree and family tree are interesting, and even mind-boggling.’
    • ‘But her progress through the tournament has been marked by the absence of the usual mind-boggling array of nervous ticks.’
    • ‘It was a night ripe with superlatives and mind-boggling statistics.’
    • ‘To the north west of the island lies Ruantallain Estate and a mind-boggling array of fine trout lochs which can fish phenomenally well in May.’
    • ‘To an Australian, spoilt for choice with cheap, abundant and high quality produce, it is all a bit mind-boggling.’
    impressive, remarkable, extraordinary, outstanding, exceptional, staggering, incredible, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, coruscating, imposing, breathtaking, thrilling
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