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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

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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. Armin Laschet:

    They have identified Islam as a foreign body in Germany, that is divisive, and startling to a Christian Democratic party for which faith has meaning.

  2. Brian Driscoll:

    It was startling, when something like that goes down, you feel it.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  4. David Carlson:

    It's startling, it's definitely a changed planet ... It makes us nervous about the long-term impact.

  5. Brian Katulis:

    Something as startling, as shocking as these attacks are going to propel (national security) back to center stage.

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