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staggering

adjective uk   /ˈstæɡ.ər.ɪŋ/ us    /-ɚ-/
C1 very shocking and surprising: It costs a staggering $50,000 per week to keep the museum open to the public.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
staggeringly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
staggeringly expensiveSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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