[ US /ˈstæɡɝˌɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /stˈæɡəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    suffered a staggering defeat
    an astounding achievement
    the amount of money required was staggering
    such an enormous response was astonishing
    the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
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How To Use staggering In A Sentence

  • The book's 85 colour lithographic plates look staggeringly fresh and bold.
  • A warm, inviting womb of a restaurant, it's a place that improbably manages to rise above the staggering kitschness of waiters exchanging 'buon appetito' with diners who don't speak a word of the language either.
  • The view of snow-covered mountains through the picture windows is staggering. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then Vernage noticed Sergeant King staggering down the road in a desperate bid to flag down a car.
  • A staggering 77 percent said they were, proving that the Weekender is getting noticed on-line as well as on the news-stands.
  • Besides cleaning up barf, breaking up fights and propping up staggering patrons, owners and waiters can get sued if overly-lubricated lushes kill or injure someone on their drive home.
  • Off the main beach is a reef patrolled by a staggering array of fish. Times, Sunday Times
  • Highly sensitive party documents detailing the list of staggering demands have been leaked to us. The Sun
  • In fact, the proliferation of viruses and the onslaught of spam have left companies and consumers staggering.
  • Andreas turned around and kicked out at Justin, sending him staggering backwards to regain his balance.
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