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astonishing

adjective uk   /əˈstɒn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/ us    /-ˈstɑː.nɪ-/
B2 very surprising: Her first novel enjoyed an astonishing success. [+ to infinitive] It's astonishing to think that only a few years ago he was a completely unknown actor.
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astonishingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Astonishingly, I've never visited the British Museum in all the years I've lived here. She did astonishingly well in her exams.
(Definition of astonishing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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