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"


  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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  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. Paige Einstein:

    They've taken seafood, which is a generally healthy meal, and turned it into this abomination. But what was so shocking to me is that the Lobsterita has 890 calories alone, so you're adding on to your meal almost half a day's worth of calories just in a drink.

  2. Mark Grant:

    This was not a huge miss or off-the-mark, this was a shocking miss, this will change the Fed's viewpoint dramatically, in my opinion.

  3. Vanessa Billings:

    If that’s exactly what happened, that’s shocking, it’s heartbreaking because he comes across concerned, and that’s what’s scary, because you do n’t know what’s going on next door at your neighbor’s house.

  4. Akira Amari:

    Negotiations can't work if one side makes no concessions, but there are various domestic restrictions, rice, in particular, is produced across Japan, so we are carefully negotiating while feeling a domestic sense of crisis. I can promise it won't result in anything shocking.

  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.

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