Substitutions for Amazing


Amazing : causing great surprise or sudden wonder

t’s amazing that no one else has applied for the job.

The amazing thing is that it was kept secret for so long.

What an amazing coincidence!

Powerful substitutions:

  • Affecting: causing a strong emotion, especially sadness:

It was an affecting sight.

  • Astounding : very surprising or shocking:

an astounding fact/decision/revelationan

astounding (= very great) victory/achievement/success

  • Bewildering :confusing and difficult to understand:

He gave me directions to his house, but I found them utterly bewildering.

The college offers a bewildering range of courses.

  • Electrifying:very exciting:

an electrifying performance

  • Dumbfounding/ Dumbstriking : shocking

The allegations are dumbfounding to him

  • Staggering: very shocking and surprising:

It costs a staggering $50,000 per week to keep the museum open to the public.

staggeringly expensive

  • Startling:surprising and sometimes worrying:

startling resultsHe made some startling admissions about his past.

startlingly poor results


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