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Meaning of amazing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /əˈmeɪzɪŋ/
    • Rhymes: -eɪzɪŋ



    1. Present participle of amaze.


    amazing ( comparative more amazing, superlative most amazing )

    1. Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities .

    Related terms

    • amazement

    Derived terms

    • amazingly
    • amazingness

    See also

    • amazing in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • amazing in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Explanation of amazing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

    2. New York is an amazing city
    3. surprising greatly

    4. she does an amazing amount of work

    Definition of amazing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Amaze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amazed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Amazing.] [Pref. a- + maze.]
      1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.]

      A labyrinth to amaze his foes. Shak.

      2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. “Amazing Europe with her wit.” Goldsmith.

      And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? Matt. xii. 23.

      Syn. -- To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex; surprise. -- Amaze, Astonish. Amazement includes the notion of bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It expresses a state in which one does not know what to do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of something, or struck with some degree of horror, as when one is overpowered by the normity of an act, etc.

    2. Amazing a. Causing amazement; very wonderful; as, “amazing grace”. -- Amazingly, adv.