What does startling mean?

Definitions for startling
ˈstɑrt lɪŋ, ˈstɑr tl ɪŋstartling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. startling(adj)

    so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm

    "Sydney's startling new Opera House"; "startling news"; "startling earthquake shocks"

Wiktionary

  1. startling(Adjective)

    Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Startling

    of Startle

How to pronounce startling?

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    Karen
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How to say startling in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of startling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of startling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of startling in a Sentence

  1. Colin Greenwood:

    No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.

  2. Tom Holton:

    It was startling and was just kind of wonderment to see history just peeled away, to see history revealed right before your eyes.

  3. Kit Martin:

    It's startling, it's scary to think this happened so long ago, and they're just now getting around to catching the guy.

  4. Gail Sheehy:

    As we reach midlife, we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.

  5. L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.:

    Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight ... for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created. (Prayer while orbiting the earth in a space capsule)

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