Amazing Definition and Meaning: What Does Amazing Mean?

Amazing Definition

Adj. 1. amazing - surprising greatly; "she does an amazing amount of work"; "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks"


surprising - causing surprise or wonder or amazement; "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money"

2. amazing - inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "Jerusalem is an amazing historical city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

awe-inspiring, awesome, awing, awful

impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es

1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.

2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.


To cause great wonder or astonishment: a sight that amazes.


Amazement; wonder.


Something that is so wonderful, it is hard to find the words to match. Something that makes your heart beat faster or your heart melt. Something that tops everything else, and always crosses your mind.

adjective astonishing, striking, surprising, brilliant, stunning, impressive, overwhelming, staggering, sensational (informal), bewildering, breathtaking, astounding, eye-opening, wondrous (archaic or literary), mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, stupefying, gee-whizz (slang), startling: "It's amazing what we can remember with a little prompting."

Definition of AMAZING

: causing amazement, great wonder, or surprise

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Examples of AMAZING

He showed an amazing lack of concern for others.

The amazing thing is that no one knows where it came from.

He has an amazing ability to learn new languages.

Her grandmother was really an amazing woman.

First Known Use of AMAZING


Related to AMAZING


surprising, astonishing, astounding, blindsiding, dumbfounding (also dumfounding), eye-opening, flabbergasting, jarring, jaw-dropping, jolting, shocking, startling, stunning, stupefying barn raising, fund-raising, hair-raising, hell-raising, house-raising, stargazing, trailblazing

astonishing, striking, surprising, brilliant, stunning, impressive, overwhelming, staggering, sensational, bewildering, eye-popping, breathtaking, astounding, eye-opening, wondrous, mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, stupefying, gee-whizz, startling



Related Words

unannounced, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen; awesome, awful, breathtaking, fabulous, heart-stopping, marvelous (or marvellous), miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, sublime, wonderful, wondrous; extraordinary, phenomenal, rare, sensational, spectacular; befuddling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, discomfiting, disconcerting, dismaying, flustering, muddling, nonplussing (also nonplusing), perplexing, upsetting; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unlikely, unthinkable; singular, uncommon, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, remarkable; impressive, striking

Near Antonyms

common, customary, mundane, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual

Definition of amazing


  • causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing: "an amazing number of people registered"; "it is amazing how short memories are"

  • informal very impressive; excellent: "she makes the most amazing cakes"

Meaning of Amazing

So remarkable as to elicit disbelief: astonishing, astounding, fabulous, fantastic, fantastical, incredible, marvelous, miraculous, phenomenal, prodigious, stupendous, unbelievable, wonderful, wondrous. See good/bad.

1 very good, especially in an unexpected way:

He's an amazing player to watch.

an amazing bargain

2 so surprising you can hardly believe it:

It's amazing how often you see drivers using mobile phones.

2. (1) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

(be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")

Overview of adj amazing
The adj amazing has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)

1. (5) amazing, astonishing

(surprising greatly; "she does an amazing amount of work"; "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks")

2. (5) amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing

(inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent")

The verb amaze has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)

1. (4) amaze, astonish, astound

(affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!")


The definition of amazed is a reaction or feeling of surprise, awe and astonishment.


An example of a time when someone might be feeling amazed is a child looking at presents on Christmas morning.

Use amaze in a sentence

  • amaze the crowds.

  • amazed when he actually won.

  • amazed at the generosity of our fundraisers.

  • amazed to discover such a big operation would bother with a small shop 80 miles away.

  • I am constantly amazed at the new things I've learned during my year in London.

  • amaze any audience.

  • amazed at the first sight of his unique, immaculate handwriting.

  • amazed to hear a continuous noise which sounded like rain.

  • I wasn't a fan of that film at all, and was frankly amazed at the success it enjoyed.

  • amazes everyone in the stadium by doing something that nobody in British football expected.

  • amazed at the amount of lovely messages I've received over the months from everyone at Jo's.

  • amazed to find such a variety of bird species.

  • I am absolutely amazed by the transformation of myself.

  • amazed at the speed of her recovery once she had been carried down the hill.

  • amazed to see the water turning into wine.

  • Mrs Goode commented, 'I've only ever won a bottle of wine in a raffle so I'm utterly amazed!

  • amazed at the huge difference in their stock to applicants ratio.

  • amazed to realize how all my expectations had been upset.

  • We are continually amazed just how much can be raised from left over holiday money.

  • Believe me, once you see a shark just off the coast in Britain you will be totally amazed.

Amazing Sentence Examples

  • As you will see, the rest of his body has no fixed abode but its amazing what a transplant operation can do.

  • Amazing what can be achieved when you are having a laugh and being playful.

  • Maybe, like Martha, you'll suggest a topic for Aaron's Amazing Actualities!

  • Tour Scotland on a small group tour this year for an amazing adventure!

  • In our reading we heard an amazing affirmation of faith.

  • Here you can spot alligators, turtles, snakes, amazing bird life and, if you're lucky, bears and panthers.

  • Can you help this amazing amphibian survive in Cambridgeshire ponds?

  • Amazing, singing the national anthem brought tears to my dad's eyes.

  • Harold had an amazing enthusiasm for plants and soon embarked upon the ambitious task of creating an arboretum.

  • I had an amazing time, even tho I had a broken arm.

  • I backed it off and settled down to my usual cruising speed of 65 but was utterly astounded with such an amazing transformation.

  • The screen refresh rate is an amazing 60 frames per second, whilst still having time to achieve continual autofocus.

  • He has an amazing backhand that can break down the best of players.

  • The Art Deco gem baking in the African sun Eritrea's capital holds an amazing surprise.

  • The big male we watched was feeding on the stems of giant bamboos, an amazing feat.

  • The instructions are simple and easy to follow, the results are amazing.

  • On Rabin's advice at the 1.2km sign Roland played the amazing sound of the white bellbird who immediately responded to it.

  • Amazing how often one finds non-trained biologists giving their point of view about the strictly biological side of things.

  • Guests "go wild" as Hanna introduces unique and exotic animals, shares amazing animal stories and shows hilarious bloopers.

  • The Unlimited User package boasts an amazing array of features at a stunningly low Price!

  • This inspirational list of amazing sea monkey facts will help you love the brine shrimp that sea monkeys really are.

  • To round it off I had the most amazing chocolate pecan brownie with vanilla ice-cream.

  • It's this amazing bus stop that has a sofa and a budgie in a cage and a computer and a microwave.

  • Oyster cards are amazing, they are like little bundles of joy.

  • The program is: Week 1 The most amazing butternut pumpkin risotto plus other vegetable dishes.

  • One day we had approximately 150 buzzard like birds flying around the derrick mast of the rig, a truly amazing site.

  • For me the camel trek was the highlight of an amazing week.

  • I flew Jaguars for many years but the Typhoon is an amazing and highly capable aircraft.

  • Such issues as its history of very cognizant of this amazing event.

  • First, the liver is an amazing organ, and will compensate when there are problems.

  • Sometimes closing a door and finding a new outlet is more amazing than anything we could've possibly comprehended.

  • Coupled with imaginative sales promotion and some amazing window displays it helped the Company to become Europe's biggest confectioner.

  • Fuel consumption is amazing, 4 hour flights become a true reality.

  • It was terrible and amazing to see such a woman so convulsed with joy at such a sight.

  • Cornfield circle experts were left scratching their heads over an amazing formation found at Alton Barnes, near Marlborough, in July 1990.
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