1. astonishing

adjective. ['əˈstɑːnɪʃɪŋ'] surprising greatly.


  • surprising


  • orienting
  • expected

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Rhymes with Astonishing

  • admonishing

How do you pronounce astonishing?

Pronounce astonishing as əˈstɑnɪʃɪŋ.

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Sentences with astonishing

1. Noun, singular or mass
What's more astonishing is that they are even faster when on a hunt.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
The detail of his body and face are astonishing.

Quotes about astonishing

1. Nobody knows anything. I deal with people in all walks of life, some of whom should have some idea of what they're doing. And they're all clueless. It's astonishing that any bridges stay up, or that planes don't constantly plummet from the sky. It's heartening, in a strange way.
- Peter York

2. We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
- Bertrand Russell

3. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy...walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, 'Business as usual.' But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. astonishing

adjective. ['əˈstɑːnɪʃɪŋ'] so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm.


  • astounding
  • stupefying
  • staggering


  • unmoving
  • ineffective
  • credible
  • unalarming