Synonyms for shocking

Grammar : Adj
Spell : shok-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʃɒk ɪŋ

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Définition of shocking

Origin :
  • 1690s, "offensive," present participle adjective from shock (v.1). From 1704 as "causing a jolt of indignation, horror, etc.;" from 1798 as "so bad as to be shocking." Related: Shockingly. Shocking pink introduced February 1937 by Italian-born fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
  • adj outrageous; very surprising
Example sentences :
  • And to his astonishment there was none of the shocking effect of his first drink of whisky.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The attack must have all the shocking senselessness of gratuitous blasphemy.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • And he had too plainly crossed North America in this shocking state!
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • There are some natures, I believe, which after a shock turn and flee from the shocking agent.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • Ah, we Neapolitans, we may be shocking; but at least we are sincere!
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • His nostrils were quivering, his eyes were ablaze, and the expression of his face was shocking.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • She was a frightful woman, and he was a shocking man, and "they knocked the children about cruel."
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • It was headed "Shocking occurrence at a fashionable wedding."
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Sim laughed when he told Ralph this, but it was a shocking laugh; there was no heart in it.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • It's shocking to see the man bittending this and bittending that.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for shocking

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