- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||causing great dismay, disgust, or outrage, often combined with surprise.
The revelation of how the woman had been kept captive was a shocking story.She was taken aback by her granddaughter's shocking language.No one will ever forget this shocking act of terrorism.
- appalling, astounding, disgusting, horrifying, staggering, startling, stunning, stupefying
- similar words:
- lurid, offensive, outrageous, rude, scandalous, startling, striking, surprising, unsettling, upsetting
||of a color, very brilliant and intense.
She dyed her hair shocking pink.
||dread, heinous, hideous, horrendous, horrible, ignominious, monstrous, sensational, tremendous