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ˈstɑrt lɪŋ, ˈstɑr tl ɪŋstar·tling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. startlingadjective

    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. startlingadjective

    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. David Carlson:

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

  2. Pete Schulte:

    It was a startling situation, it was an accident, and fortunately, we're very happy that it did not result in serious bodily injury or death.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people bear startling resemblance with lovely Lotus flowers that grow in the mud, and yet rise above the murkier waters as astoundingly beautiful flowers. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles doesn't stop their growth, but offers the nourishment and strength to rise above the dirt. I often think that it must be the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that makes her so unique in rising above and beyond the normal limitations. Lest we forget, not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. In my view we must strive to develop the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hate, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often encounter in the real world. Only then we'll be able to transform into eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft and supple petals one by one, to make our world most beautiful.

  4. Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

    Director Comey made a pretty startling revelation that he had essentially taken a stick of dynamite and thrown it into the Department of Justice by going around the chain of command, that is simply not allowed.

  5. Michelle Mello:

    There's nothing startling about how the regulations are interpreted by California Supreme Court here, the only startling thing about the case is the scale of it : These are very large fines pursuant to a whole lot of claims denials.

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