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shocking

shock·ing

shocking

 
pronunciation:
sha kIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: 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.
synonyms:
appalling, astounding, disgusting, horrifying, staggering, startling, stunning, stupefying
similar words:
lurid, offensive, outrageous, rude, scandalous, startling, striking, surprising, unsettling, upsetting
definition 2: of a color, very brilliant and intense.
She dyed her hair shocking pink.
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derivation: shockingly (adv.)