Etymology
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amazing (adj.)

early 15c., "stupefactive;" 1590s, "dreadful;" present-participle adjective from amaze. Sense of "wonderful" is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.

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Definitions of amazing

amazing (adj.)
surprising greatly;
she does an amazing amount of work
Synonyms: astonishing
amazing (adj.)
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville;
New York is an amazing city
Synonyms: awe-inspiring / awesome / awful / awing
From wordnet.princeton.edu