amazing

Use the adjective amazing to describe something that is so good, it surprises you, like the amazing beauty of the Rocky Mountains or the amazing feats of a truly great athlete.

Amazing, like incredible, awesome, and fabulous, is used so often to describe things that are just really good, you sometimes forget that its real meaning is reserved for things that are especially remarkable. The base word in amazing is amaze, which means "to astound or perplex." So amazing should be reserved for things that do just that.

Definitions of amazing
  1. adjective
    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    “New York is an amazing city”
    synonyms: awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing
    impressive
    making a strong or vivid impression
  2. adjective
    surprising greatly
    “she does an amazing amount of work”
    synonyms: astonishing
    surprising
    causing surprise or wonder or amazement
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