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English adjective: stunning

1. stunning commanding attention


SamplesAn arresting drawing of people turning into animals.
A sensational concert--one never to be forgotten.
A stunning performance.


Synonymsarresting, sensational


Similarimpressive


Antonymsunimpressive

2. stunning causing great astonishment and consternation


SamplesThe strike came as a stunning protest against management.
A stunning defeat.


Similarsurprising


Antonymsunsurprising

3. stunning causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility


SamplesLaid the poor fellow senseless with one stunning blow.
A stunning detonation with volumes of black smoke.


Similardisorienting


Antonymsorientating, orienting

4. stunning strikingly beautiful or attractive


SamplesQuite stunning with large dark eyes and a beautiful high-bosomed figure.
Stunning photographs of Canada's wilderness areas.


Similarbeautiful


Antonymsugly









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