AskDefine | Define breathtaking

Dictionary Definition

breathtaking adj : tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure" [syn: breathless]

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  1. stunningly beautiful; amazing
    He went to the Grand Canyon and spent a week taking in the breathtaking scenery all around him.
  2. Very surprising or shocking; to such a degree as to cause astonishment.
    breathtaking beauty/stupidity/rudeness


stunningly beautiful
Very surprising or shocking

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