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"


  1. startling(Adjective)

    Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Startling

    of Startle

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  1. Alex
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  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. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

  2. Brian Driscoll:

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

  3. David Carlson:

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

  4. Vijay Chokal-Ingam:

    My change in appearance was so startling that my own fraternity brothers didn't recognize me at first.

  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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