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I had not seen that until - and when it first came out I was told. I had not seen or been aware of all of that physical evidence. And when I saw it, I was horrified. It was so astounding to me to see that there was that much evidence.
Patty Hearst

Meaning of "astounding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASTOUNDING

astounding  [əˈstaʊndɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASTOUNDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Astounding is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ASTOUNDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science fiction magazine. As of 2013, it is the longest running continuously published magazine of that genre. Initially published in 1930 in the United States as Astounding Stories as a pulp magazine, it has undergone several name changes, primarily to Astounding Science-Fiction in 1938, and Analog Science Fact & Fiction in 1960. In November 1992, its logo changed to use the term "Fiction and Fact" rather than "Fact & Fiction". It is in the library of the International Space Station. Spanning three incarnations since 1930, this is perhaps the most influential magazine in the history of the genre. It remains a fixture of the genre today. As Astounding Science-Fiction, a new direction for both the magazine and the genre under editor John W. Campbell was established. His editorship influenced the careers of Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, and also introduced the Dianetics theories of L. Ron Hubbard in May 1950.

Definition of astounding in the English dictionary

The definition of astounding in the dictionary is causing amazement and wonder; bewildering.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASTOUNDING


big-sounding
ˈbɪɡˌsaʊndɪŋ
binding
ˈbaɪndɪŋ
brassfounding
ˈbrɑːsˌfaʊndɪŋ
compounding
ˈkɒmpaʊndɪŋ
ending
ˈɛndɪŋ
finding
ˈfaɪndɪŋ
founding
ˈfaʊndɪŋ
grounding
ˈɡraʊndɪŋ
odd-sounding
ˈɒdˌsaʊndɪŋ
outstanding
ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ
pending
ˈpɛndɪŋ
pounding
ˈpaʊndɪŋ
queer-sounding
ˈkwɪəˌsaʊndɪŋ
resounding
rɪˈzaʊndɪŋ
rounding
ˈraʊndɪŋ
sounding
ˈsaʊndɪŋ
spending
ˈspendɪŋ
standing
ˈstændɪŋ
surrounding
səˈraʊndɪŋ
understanding
ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASTOUNDING

astomatal
astomatous
astomous
Aston
astonied
astonish
astonished
astonishing
astonishingly
astonishment
astoop
Astor
Astoria
astound
astounded
astoundingly
astoundment
astr.
astraddle
astragal

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASTOUNDING

according
ascending
banding
bonding
branding
commanding
crowdfunding
defending
demanding
descending
expanding
funding
grinding
landing
lending
long-standing
mending
never-ending
notwithstanding
vending
winding

Synonyms and antonyms of astounding in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASTOUNDING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «astounding» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of astounding

Translation of «astounding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASTOUNDING

Find out the translation of astounding to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of astounding from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «astounding» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人震惊的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asombroso
570 millions of speakers

English

astounding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अचरज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مذهل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поразительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espantoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তম্ভিত করে এমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stupéfiant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengejutkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erstaunlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

仰天させるような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깜짝 놀랄 만한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Astounding
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đáng kinh ngạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிர்ச்சியூட்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आश्चर्यकारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaşırtıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbalorditivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zdumiewający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

разючий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uluitor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκπληκτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verstommend
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förbluffande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forbløffende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of astounding

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTOUNDING»

The term «astounding» is very widely used and occupies the 22.680 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTOUNDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about astounding

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASTOUNDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word astounding.
1
Michael Aspel
An astounding thing is that, almost every single week, I have met someone from my past.
2
Simon Callow
Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it.
3
Karel Capek
My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.
4
John Cleese
It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they'd be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that.
5
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Mongolia is a country of rich and ancient heritage, unique culture and astounding natural beauty. It is a land of free and brave, peace-loving and hard-working people.
6
Duff Goldman
If all I hired were cake decorators, our cakes would just look like cakes that people decorate. We do astounding work at Charm City Cakes and to do that you need people who think in astounding ways. Artists just think in different ways.
7
Hugh Grant
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do.
8
Jane Green
I don't listen to anything when I'm writing. I need total quiet, which is astounding, given that I spent years working for a newspaper and having to write features surrounded by ringing phones and people shouting.
9
Patty Hearst
I had not seen that until - and when it first came out I was told. I had not seen or been aware of all of that physical evidence. And when I saw it, I was horrified. It was so astounding to me to see that there was that much evidence.
10
William Hurt
The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASTOUNDING»

Discover the use of astounding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to astounding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in ...
In that intersection, the stories that inspired Goddard and others became a recognizable genre: science fiction.
John Cheng, 2012
2
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His ...
Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?
Todd Burpo, 2011
3
Astounding Optical Illusions
A collection of optical illusions that will astound and delight.
Katherine Joyce, 1995
4
Astounding Prayer
This book looks at Paul who is one among many, who prayed some astounding prayers which are recorded in the Holy Scriptures. Even so, it focuses on the prayer he prayed to God for the church in Ephesus.
Martin O. Opany, 2012
5
Astounding Knits!: 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and ...
This book compiles the stories, stats, and facts of the world's most amazing knits, from a handknit Ferrari on display at the British Auto Show (knitting the car took 12 miles of yarn) to the American flag knit with utility poles and ...
Lela Nargi, 2011
6
God's Astounding Opinion of You: Understanding Your Identity ...
Ralph Harris, founder and President of LifeCourse Ministries, leads readers to experience a deeply satisfying, joyful relationship with Christ as they embrace what God thinks of them--that they are holy, righteous, blameless, and lovable.
Ralph Harris, 2011
7
Astounding Science Fiction, July 1939
These are stories by some of the best-known writers in the field: Nat Schachner, "City of the Cosmic Rays"; Nelson S. Bond, "Lightship Ho!"; Ross Rocklynne, "The Moth"; C. L. Moore (one of the first women to achieve prominence in writing ...
John Wood Campbell, Martin Harry Greenberg, 1939
8
Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th ...
The nineteenth-century travel memoirs of a teenage British ivory trader in central Africa describe his journey through jungles teeming with dangerous wildlife, his rescue of an Isorga princess and native slaves, and his encounter with Cecil ...
Trader Horn, Alfred Aloysius Horn, 2002
9
The Astounding Nervous System: How Does My Brain Work?
Explains how the brain and nervous system function.
John Burstein, 2009
10
Astounding Acrostic Puzzles
Each of the 40 puzzles features three simple steps, starting with treating the clues just like crosswords. Next, you fill in the empty boxes with words that complete a quote from the book.
Anne Brown, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASTOUNDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term astounding is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Incredible Size Of Sinkholes On Comet67P Astounding The …
Rosetta spacecraft send back data on Wednesday which shows some massive sinkholes on Comet 67P. NASA is amazed by the size of the ... «Empire State Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Older athletes' age in fitness terms 'astounding,' doctor says
The pair wanted to "get the word out on the fitness age immediately because that was sort of astounding that you can clip off a quarter century ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
This Fan Made Doctor Strange End Credits Sequence Is Astounding
This Fan Made Doctor Strange End Credits Sequence Is Astounding. Kit Simpson Browne · The Top 22 Teen Movies of the '90s. Jenika Enoch. «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
4
Ndidi Nwuneli, a social entrepreneur of astounding reputation
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, is a Nigerian social entrepreneur. She has 19 years of experience in International Development and Business ... «BusinessDay, Jul 15»
5
Bill Moeller Commentary: My Comments on Two Rather Astounding
Well, we've certainly had some interesting things happen in the country recently, haven't we? The ruling by the Supreme Court on gay ... «The Chronicle, Jul 15»
6
Jeb Bush: My 36% tax rate is 'astounding'
Astounding," Mr Bush writes. "The total effective rate was 36%. I think I speak for everyone, no matter your tax rate: we need to get more money ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
7
Acura reports astounding 38.6 % June sales increase.
As they say: “The market has spoken,” taking American Honda Motors built SUV and crossovers to a record June with a surprise or two. «Torque News, Jul 15»
8
THE WAVE: Watch The Astounding New Trailer For Norwegian …
A watery death is coming to the fjords of Norway courtesy of Cold Prey director Roar Uthaug. Uthaug has taken the actual events of 1934 when ... «TwitchFilm, Jun 15»
9
Carelessness astounding
I would like to commend Amanda Moore for her thoughtful and informative article regarding people's arrogant carelessness when it comes to ... «Niagarathisweek.com, Jun 15»
10
Poet Claudia Rankine: 'The invisibility of black women is astounding'
The writer asked friends for their experiences of everyday racism and turned them into the award-winning Citizen. Here she talks about the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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