Definition of astounding in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈstaʊndɪŋ/


Surprisingly impressive or notable: the summit offers astounding views
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  • It has a spectacular location on Coal Harbour and an astounding view.
  • This year we viewed the astounding structure of a hydroelectric dam built across the Danube.
  • What is even more astounding is that the company has launched eight new models since the beginning of 2000.
amazing, astonishing, staggering, shocking, surprising, breathtaking, striking, impressive, bewildering, stunning, stupefying;
unnerving, unsettling, disturbing, disquieting;
awe-inspiring, remarkable, notable, noteworthy, extraordinary, outstanding, incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal, uncommon, unheard of
informal mind-boggling, mind-blowing, hard to swallow, amazeballs

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