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[ adjective ] commanding attention

Examples

"an arresting drawing of people turning into animals" "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten" "a stunning performance"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

The costumes are stunning evocations of the voluminous gowns and picture_hats of the Gibson_Girl days .

Related terms

impressive

2
[ adjective ] causing great astonishment and consternation

Examples

"the strike came as a stunning protest against management" "a stunning defeat"

Related terms

surprising

3
[ adjective ] causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility

Examples

"laid the poor fellow senseless with one stunning blow" "a stunning detonation with volumes of black smoke"

Related terms

disorienting

4
[ adjective ] strikingly beautiful or attractive

Examples

"quite stunning with large dark eyes and a beautiful high-bosomed figure" "stunning photographs of Canada's wilderness areas"

Related terms

beautiful

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