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amazing

Syllabification: a·maz·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈmāziNG
 
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Definition of amazing in English:

adjective

1Causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing: an amazing number of people registered it is amazing how short your memory is
More example sentences
  • For a great number of individuals the results over time have been nothing short of amazing.
  • Some of the big palms were stunningly beautiful, displaying amazing detail and symmetry.
  • To see that happen in front of you is still an amazing, exciting experience.
Synonyms
astonishing, astounding, surprising, stunning, staggering, shocking, startling, stupefying, breathtaking;
informal mind-blowing, jaw-dropping
literary wondrous
1.1 informal Startlingly impressive: she makes the most amazing cakes
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

amazingly

1
adverb
[sentence adverb]: amazingly, Alan escaped with a few cuts and bruises [as submodifier]: an amazingly good idea
More example sentences
  • Americans work incredibly hard and are amazingly driven, in my experience.
  • The pair are amazingly busy but seem to have a real enthusiasm for their work.
  • It is amazingly quiet and produces enough power for thousands of homes.

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