staggering


staggering
adj.
VERBS
be, seem

The number of dead is truly staggering.

ADVERB
absolutely, quite, simply, truly

The public response was absolutely staggering.

pretty
Staggering is used with these nouns: ↑array, ↑number, ↑proportion, ↑sum

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • staggering — [stag′əriŋ] adj. 1. that staggers 2. that causes one to stagger; astonishing; overwhelming; specif., astonishingly great [a staggering sum] staggeringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • staggering — index incredible, ineffable, portentous (eliciting amazement), unbelievable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • staggering — (adj.) amazing, 1560s, from prp. of STAGGER (Cf. stagger) (v.). Related: Staggeringly …   Etymology dictionary

  • staggering — [adj] overwhelming amazing, astonishing, astounding, distressing, mindblowing, mind boggling, shocking, stunning; concepts 548,571 …   New thesaurus

  • staggering — adj. staggering to + inf. (it was staggering to total up the losses) * * * [ stæg(ə)rɪŋ] staggering to + inf. (it was staggering to total up the losses) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • staggering — [[t]stæ̱gərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is staggering is very surprising. ...a three year contract reputed to be worth a staggering ₤25,000 a week... The results have been quite staggering. Syn: astounding Derived words: staggeringly ADV… …   English dictionary

  • staggering — adjective Date: 1565 so great as to cause one to stagger ; astonishing, overwhelming < a staggering feat > < staggering medical bills > • staggeringly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staggering — stag|ger|ing [ˈstægərıŋ] adj extremely great or surprising = ↑amazing ▪ The cost was a staggering $10 million. ▪ The financial impact on the town was staggering. >staggeringly adv ▪ a staggeringly beautiful landscape …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • staggering — stag|ger|ing [ stægərıŋ ] adjective extremely surprising: the staggering success of the books a staggering 63 percent increase ╾ stag|ger|ing|ly adverb: staggeringly effective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • staggering — UK [ˈstæɡərɪŋ] / US adjective extremely surprising the staggering success of the books a staggering 63 per cent increase Derived word: staggeringly adverb staggeringly effective …   English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.