Astonishing and Spectacular


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Astonishing adjective – Causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness.
Usage example: gave us the astonishing news she was getting married

Spectacular is a synonym for astonishing in exciting topic. In some cases you can use "Spectacular" instead an adjective "Astonishing", when it comes to topics like marvellous, extraordinary, surprising.
Nearby Words: astonish, astonished, astonishment
Synonyms for Astonishing


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Spectacular adjective – Sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect.
Astonishing is a synonym for spectacular in wonderful topic. You can use "Astonishing" instead an adjective "Spectacular", if it concerns topics such as exciting, marvellous, extraordinary.
Nearby Word: spectacle
Synonyms for Spectacular

Things that words describes

talent astonishing talent spectacular talent
performance astonishing performance spectacular performance
amount astonishing amount spectacular amount
number astonishing number spectacular number
Other nouns: sequence, effect, case, way, example, effects, instance, numbers, cases, powers, feats.

Both words in one sentence

  • He can do astonishing things with a car (or a hammer) but his devotion to Tim Taylor Technology means his failures are spectacular too.
  • Now we enter the world of the most successful ungulates today, Artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates), and how could make this without starting with the most spectacular extinct deer (and one of the most astonishing mammals ever)?
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