What does shocking mean?

Definitions for shocking
ˈʃɒk ɪŋshock·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shocking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurid, shocking(adj)

    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

    "lurid details of the accident"

  2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking(adj)

    giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

    "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"

Wiktionary

  1. shocking(Adjective)

    Inspiring shock; startling

  2. shocking(Adjective)

    Unusually obscene or lewd

  3. shocking(Adjective)

    Extremely bad

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shocking

    of Shock

  2. Shocking(adj)

    causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shocking in a Sentence

  1. Josh Hawley:

    The House Investigative Committee's Report contains shocking, substantial, and corroborated evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Governor Greitens, the conduct the report details is certainly impeachable, in my judgment, and Missouri House is well within Missouri House rights to proceed on that front. But the people of Missouri should not be put through that ordeal. Governor Greitens should resign immediately.

  2. Markle Jr.:

    It was just a little shocking because Meghan had an amazing, amazing childhood growing up and she had a lot of family, especially at Christmas and the holidays, she had Christmas at my house, Christmas at her mom’s house, my dad’s house.

  3. Victoria Coates:

    This is a shocking repudiation of President Biden's call for unity and reconciliation... and a clear violation of MBN's grant and my employment contracts.

  4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The shocking pictures that were broadcast ... show the true face of a group that constitutes a danger to Israeli society and to the security of Israel, we are not prepared to accept people who deny the laws of the state and do not view themselves as subject to them. The pictures underscore how important a strong Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is to the security of us all.

  5. Eric Rice:

    A doubling in the suicide rate is a pretty shocking manifestation of that, I've got to be honest, but to hear that there are impacts on children which are negative is not a surprising thing.

Images & Illustrations of shocking

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