Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Intellectually or emotionally overwhelming.

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

  • adjective intellectually or emotionally overwhelming; straining one's capacity to comprehend or cope.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of mindboggling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective intellectually or emotionally overwhelming

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Examples

  • In the video, Mercer points out that every year in Canada, 300 kids commit suicide -- a number he calls "mind-boggling."

    Crooks and Liars

  • That said, there were some notable if minor problems: the quake apparently put a crack in the Washington Monument, which is now shut down indefinitely along with several other monuments pending inspection, and the National Cathedral suffered what's been called "mind-boggling" damage from the earthquake, including the toppling of some 3,000 pounds of concrete from the church's top.

    Bill Chameides: All Shook Up on the East Coast

  • It’s harder to forgive writers who stretch logic and research standards as if they were Silly Putty—for instance, the author of a Kennedy family biography who, unable to find substantive evidence of bootlegging, reaches a conclusion that can only be described as mind-boggling: “The sheer magnitude of the recollections,” he writes, “is more important than the veracity of the individual stories.”

    LAST CALL

  • It’s harder to forgive writers who stretch logic and research standards as if they were Silly Putty—for instance, the author of a Kennedy family biography who, unable to find substantive evidence of bootlegging, reaches a conclusion that can only be described as mind-boggling: “The sheer magnitude of the recollections,” he writes, “is more important than the veracity of the individual stories.”

    LAST CALL

  • Of all the amazing accounts about these first people, the Bushmen are most famous for their uncanny and mind-boggling tracking skills.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • About twenty years ago I had a mind-boggling encounter with a single sentence in Masks of the Universe, a history of science by the physicist-astronomer Edward Harrison.

    James Morrow discusses The Last Witchfinder

  • Monday, the game-changing Huffington Post Media Group announced some mind-boggling staffing additions.

    April Rudin: When the "News" Is the "News" -- Old/New Media Meet in the Social Media Mileau

  • I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out.

    Conversations with James Patterson about The Beach House, Violets Are Blue and Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas. A Conversation with James Patterson about The Beach House

  • To have come this far, in just 5 five years is mind-boggling - Just shows the depth & breadth of thinking & execution by the Founders.

    Happy Birthday, Gmail!

  • That is one of the most mind-boggling statistics in recent history.

    Greg Behrman - An interview with author

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