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amazingadjective

uk   us   /əˈmeɪ.zɪŋ/
B1 extremelysurprising: This ​stainremover really ​works - it's amazing! The new ​theatre is going to ​cost an amazing (= very ​large) amount of ​money. It's amazing tothink that the ​managingdirector is only 23. It's amazing that no one ​else has ​applied for the ​job. The amazing thing is that it was ​keptsecret for so ​long. What an amazing coincidence!A2 informal approving very good: This ​wine is really amazing.

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adverb uk   us   /-li/
B1 Amazingly enough, no one ​else has ​applied for the ​job. The ​food was amazingly good.
(Definition of amazing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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amazingadjective

 us   /əˈmeɪ·zɪŋ/
making someone ​feelextremelysurprised: It’s ​pretty amazing how much ​topathletes get ​paid.
(Definition of amazing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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