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stunning (adj.)

1660s, "dazzling," present-participle adjective from stun (v.). Popularized for "splendid, excellent" c. 1849. Related: Stunningly.

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Definitions of stunning from WordNet

stunning (adj.)
commanding attention;
a stunning performance
Synonyms: arresting / sensational
stunning (adj.)
causing great astonishment and consternation;
the strike came as a stunning protest against management
a stunning defeat
stunning (adj.)
causing or capable of causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility;
a stunning detonation with volumes of black smoke
laid the poor fellow senseless with one stunning blow
stunning (adj.)
strikingly beautiful or attractive;
stunning photographs of Canada's wilderness areas
quite stunning with large dark eyes and a beautiful high-bosomed figure
From wordnet.princeton.edu