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 for astounding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Astound \As*tound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Astounded, [Obs.]
     Astound; p. pr. & vb. n. Astounding.] [See Astound, a.]
     1. To stun; to stupefy.
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              No puissant stroke his senses once astound.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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     2. To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with
        wonder, surprise, or fear.
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              These thoughts may startle well, but not astound
              The virtuous mind.                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Astounding \As*tound"ing\, a.
     Of a nature to astound; astonishing; amazing; as, an
     astounding force, statement, or fact. -- As*tound"ing*ly,
     adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  astounding
      adj 1: bewildering or striking dumb with wonder [syn:
             astounding, dumbfounding, dumfounding]
      2: so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an
         enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding
         achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering";
         "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle
         dress was stupefying" [syn: astonishing, astounding,
         staggering, stupefying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "astounding":
     amazing, appalling, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful,
     breathtaking, confounding, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fell,
     formidable, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, gruesome, hideous,
     horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, macabre,
     mind-boggling, miraculous, morbid, overwhelming, prodigious,
     redoubtable, schrecklich, shocking, spectacular, staggering,
     startling, stunning, stupendous, surprising, terrible, terrific,
     tremendous, wonderful, wondrous
  
  

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