AskDefine | Define staggering

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staggering adj
1 walking unsteadily; "a stqaggering gait" [syn: lurching, stumbling, weaving]
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, stupefying]

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  1. present participle of stagger

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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