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uk   /əˈstɒn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/  us   /-ˈstɑː.nɪ-/
B2 very ​surprising: Her first ​novelenjoyed an astonishing ​success. [+ to infinitive] It's astonishing tothink that only a few ​years ago he was a ​completelyunknownactor.

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adverb uk   us   /-li/
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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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