Meaning of “astonishing” in the English Dictionary

"astonishing" in British English

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uk /əˈstɒn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/ us /əˈstɑː.nɪ.ʃɪŋ/
adverb uk /əˈstɒn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ.li/ us /əˈstɑː.nɪ.ʃɪŋ.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)