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Definition of "breathtaking" []

  • Inspiring or exciting: a breathtaking view; a breathtaking ride. (adjective)
  • Astonishing; astounding: breathtaking insensitivity. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breathtaking" in a sentence
  • "On the series Valentine can be seen visiting Llangennith Beach on the Gower and Llansteffan Beach, south of Carmarthen, both of which he describes as "breathtaking"."
  • "Instead, the eccentric hip-hop legend settled for taking in what he called the breathtaking views of a location he always dreamed of seeing."
  • "Most of all, the book traces in breathtaking detail FDR’s revolutionary efforts with his New Deal legislation to transform the American political economy in order to save it, his forcefuland cageyleadership before and during World War II, and his lasting legacy in creating the foundations of the postwar international order."