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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stagger \Stag"ger\ (-g[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Staggered
(-g[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Staggering.] [OE. stakeren,
Icel. stakra to push, to stagger, fr. staka to punt, push,
stagger; cf. OD. staggeren to stagger. Cf. Stake, n.]
1. To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in
standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness;
to sway; to reel or totter.
Deep was the wound; he staggered with the blow.
2. To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
"The enemy staggers." --Addison.
3. To begin to doubt and waver in purpose; to become less
confident or determined; to hesitate.
He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God
through unbelief. --Rom. iv. 20.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such
an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding
achievement"; "the amount of money required was
staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure
inside the boucle dress was stupefying" [syn:
astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
151 Moby Thesaurus words for "staggering":
amazing, ambling, ambulation, astonishing, astounding, backpacking,
breathtaking, broken, capricious, careening, catchy, cautious,
choppy, circumspect, claudicant, confounding, crawling, creeping,
creeping like snail, deliberate, desultory, deviative,
disconnected, discontinuous, easy, eccentric, electrifying,
erratic, eye-opening, faltering, fitful, flagging, flickering,
fluctuating, foot-dragging, footing, footing it, footwork, gentle,
going on foot, gradual, guttering, halting, herky-jerky,
heteroclite, hiking, hitchhiking, hitching, hobbled, hobbling,
hoofing, idle, immethodical, inconstant, indolent, intermittent,
intermitting, irregular, jarring, jerky, jolting, languid,
languorous, lazy, legwork, leisurely, limping, lumbering, lurching,
marching, mind-boggling, miraculous, moderate, nonuniform,
overwhelming, patchy, pedestrianism, perambulation, poking, poky,
rambling, relaxed, reluctant, rough, sauntering, scrappy, shocking,
shuffling, slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses,
slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged,
slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing,
slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, snatchy, spasmatic,
spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spectacular, sporadic, spotty,
startling, strange, strolling, stunning, surprising, tentative,
thumbing, thumbing a ride, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering,
tramping, treading, trudging, turtlelike, uncertain, unequal,
uneven, unhurried, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular,
unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsystematic, variable, veering,
waddling, walking, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly,
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