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shocking

shock·ing

shocking

 
pronunciation:
sha kIng
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing surprise, dismay, disgust, or other emotional agitation.
a shoking storyshocking languagea shocking act
synonyms:
appalling, astounding, disgusting, horrifying, staggering, startling, stunning, stupefying
similar words:
lurid, offensive, outrageous, rude, scandalous, startling, striking, surprising, unsettling, upsetting
derivation: shockingly (adv.)