from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Causing amazement; very wonderful.

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  • verb Present participle of amaze.
  • adjective Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.

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  • adjective inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  • adjective surprising greatly


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    And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight"

    July 31, 2007

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    I was wrong, wasn't I?

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    October 13, 2007

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    April 23, 2012

  • When you use extreme adjectives, make sure you also add emphasis to your pronunciation

    Hang gliding is amazing!

    October 12, 2012