- Staggering is defined as walking unsteadily or moving shakily forward, or shocking deeply, or arranging events so they do not happen all at once.
- When a drunk person can barely walk but slowly lurches forward, this is an example of when he is staggering.
- When you receive shocking news that you have just won the lottery, this is an example of staggering news.
- When you schedule meetings 20 minutes apart so they don't overlap, this is an example of staggering the meetings.
staggering definition by Webster's New World
- that staggers
- that causes one to stagger; astonishing; overwhelming; specif., astonishingly great: a staggering sum
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- staggeringly adverb
staggering definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Causing great astonishment, amazement, or dismay; overwhelming: a staggering achievement; a staggering defeat.
- stagˈger·ing·ly adverb