Definition of “amazing” - English Dictionary

“amazing” in British English

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uk /əˈmeɪ.zɪŋ/ us /əˈmeɪ.zɪŋ/

B1 extremely surprising:

This stain remover really works - it's amazing!
The new theatre is going to cost an amazing (= very large) amount of money.
It's amazing to think that the managing director is only 23.
It's amazing that no one else has applied for the job.
The amazing thing is that it was kept secret for so long.
What an amazing coincidence!

A2 informal approving very good:

This wine is really amazing.

More examples

  • If you compare house prices in the two areas, it's quite amazing how different they are.
  • He concocted the most amazing dish from all sorts of unlikely ingredients.
  • Rain forests are filled with amazing creatures.
  • Coming to your screens shortly, the amazing adventures of 'Robin Hood'.
  • What amazing train of thought led you from Napoleon to global warming?
adverb uk /əˈmeɪ.zɪŋ.li/ us /əˈmeɪ.zɪŋ.li/


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)

“amazing” in American English

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us /əˈmeɪ·zɪŋ/

making someone feel extremely surprised:

It’s pretty amazing how much top athletes get paid.

(Definition of “amazing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)