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startling

star·tl·ing

startling

 
pronunciation:
star tl Ing
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing one to move suddenly or involuntarily because loud, sudden, or unexpected.
a startling scream
synonyms:
jarring, shocking
similar words:
explosive, frightening
definition 2: alarming, surprising, or taking aback.
There had been a startling change in his demeanor, from proud and confident to sullen and defeated.We saw birds of a startling beauty.
antonyms:
subtle
similar words:
breathtaking