gobsmackingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gobsmacking +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

gobsmackingly (comparative more gobsmackingly, superlative most gobsmackingly)

  1. (slang, Britain) astonishingly; amazingly
    • 1992, Mark Lewisohn, Root Into Europe, BBC Guide to Comedy
      Astonishingly blunt, completely oblivious to the fact that his opinions and rudeness might be alien or offensive to others, and gobsmackingly ignorant of any other point of view.
    • 2021 August 6, A. A. Dowd, “The Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy is a Truman Show for the Fortnite age”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      The AAA company Millie’s suing is run by a crooked mogul played by Taika Watiti, doing a gobsmackingly awful caricature of modern tech-bro arrogance.