Definitions

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  • adverb slang (UK) astonishingly; amazingly

Etymologies

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As gobsmacked.

Examples

  • In all the millennia we have roamed the earth since the Great Destruction, we have rarely seen such a gobsmackingly poor excuse for an argument.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • When William Kristol left his job at the New York Times in January after a year of error-riddled and gobsmackingly goofy op-eds, he must have left the keys to that filing cabinet for Ross Douthat.

    Kristol Channeling

  • In all the millennia we have roamed the earth since the Great Destruction, we have rarely seen such a gobsmackingly poor excuse for an argument.

    On Sophistry and Subjectivity

  • This is the 21st century, baby, and when you say something fucktarded -- particularly when you say something fucktarded in a prejudicial way, something gobsmackingly racist, homophobic, misogynist or whatever -- lots of people link to it, saying, "look at this fucktardery!"

    An Open Letter to Jan Moir

  • Tis a bit late to be responding to these -- I been playing catch-up since I got back -- but better gobsmackingly late than never, right?

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 3: Hail, Helsinki!

  • "In all the millennia we have roamed the earth since the Great Destruction, we have rarely seen such a gobsmackingly poor excuse for an argument."

    On Sophistry and Subjectivity

  • This is the 21st century, baby, and when you say something fucktarded -- particularly when you say something fucktarded in a prejudicial way, something gobsmackingly racist, homophobic, misogynist or whatever -- lots of people link to it, saying, "look at this fucktardery!"

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • I would suggest, rather, that - with regard to our political class in general - in fact b. .sh.t baffles brains and his assertions are either gobsmackingly naive or downright disingenuous.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • Margo is not only a gobsmackingly talented writer, she's also one of the nicest people in the Oz writing community.

    Margo Lanagan's launch

  • In addition, I remember firmly F'lar et. al. finding before they went back in time, I think? in the deep hidden mysteriously dustless, because so well-sealed reaches of Benden Weyr a room with a bunch of gobsmackingly confusing stuff, including what if you read it really carefully and thought about it became clearly a diagram of the local solar system.

    Making Light: Scholarly works to avoid citing at all costs

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