What does shocking mean?

Definitions for shocking
ˈʃɒk ɪŋshock·ing

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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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How to say shocking in sign language?

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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. Harvey Grossman:

    The Chicago Police Department stops a shocking number of innocent people, and just like New York, we see that African Americans are singled out for these searches.

  2. Bob Harper:

    I was like Dory from ‘Finding Nemo’ because I had this short-term memory, so I was reliving the heart attack over and over again, i was like, ‘Wait, why am I here? What happened to me?’ And 10 minutes later I was asking the same thing and getting super emotional. It was hugely shocking for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned a lot about the fact that genetics played a part in this. It’s so important to know your health.

  3. Amnesty International deputy director:

    For refugees fleeing from terrifying conflict zones to be met by such an intimidating show of militarized force is shocking, and a woefully irresponsible response to people already traumatized by war and brutality, this 'raise the drawbridge' mentality will simply redirect, but not put an end to, desperate and dangerous journeys.

  4. Heidie Beidrich:

    We've never seen so many politicians making such outrageous Islamophobic comments both as concerns refugees who are coming here as well as just Muslims in general, some of the things, for example, that Donald Trump is talking about, (like) registering Muslim Americans, are just shocking and ignorant and certainly not what the United States is about.

  5. Matthew Broderick:

    I was nervous and scared, but the reports at the time were saying people would be okay, it was shocking.

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