staggering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

staggering

  1. present participle of stagger

Adjective[edit]

staggering (comparative more staggering, superlative most staggering)

  1. Incredible, overwhelming, amazing.
    The army suffered a staggering defeat.

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Noun[edit]

staggering (plural staggerings)

  1. The motion of one who staggers.
    • 1837, Memoirs of Mirabeau (in The Westminster Review, volume 26, page 436)
      There are to whom the gods, in their bounty, give glory: but far oftener it is given in wrath, as a curse and a poison; disturbing the whole inner health and industry of the man; leading onward through dizzy staggerings and tarantula jiggings []
  2. That which staggers something or somebody.
    • (Can we date this quote by Ebenezer Erskine and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      But these doubts, and fears, and staggerings, although they may be in the believer, yet they are not in his faith; these things argue the infirmity of his faith, indeed; but under all this, faith is fighting for the victory []
  3. In animation, the repetition of a sequence of frames to show struggling effort
An example of the animation technique "staggering" as seen in "The Dover Boys" (1942, dir. Chuck Jones)