What does striking mean?

Definitions for striking
ˈstraɪ kɪŋstrik·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contact, impinging, strikingnoun

    the physical coming together of two or more things

    "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

  2. hit, hitting, strikingadjective

    the act of contacting one thing with another

    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

  3. dramatic, spectacular, strikingadjective

    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

    "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

  4. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, strikingadjective

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

Wiktionary

  1. strikingadjective

    of that which makes a strong impression

    He looked quite striking in his new suit and tie.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strikingpart. adj.

    Affecting; surprising.

    Etymology: from strike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Striking

    of Strike

  2. Striking

    a. & n. from Strike, v

  3. Strikingadjective

    affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'striking' in Adjectives Frequency: #684

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of striking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of striking in a Sentence

  1. Hany Farid:

    It is striking that such a simple manipulation can be so effective and believable, to some, while I think that deep-fake technology poses a real threat, this type of low-tech fake shows that there is a larger threat of misinformation campaigns -- too many of us are willing to believe the worst in people that we disagree with.

  2. Andrew Womble:

    Brown's precise speed in attempting to flee and striking( a deputy) is uncertain. But that he drove recklessly and endangered the officers is not uncertain.

  3. Ryan Palmer:

    The most important thing now was getting back within striking distance.

  4. Judith Prochaska:

    In areas of the( country) where the smoking prevalence is higher and/or smoking is less restricted in the workforce, the differences may not be as striking, across the U.S., however, the trend has been toward declining smoking rates and greater adoption of workplace smoke-free laws, so these findings are likely to be more widely relevant over time.

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    Prince Harry tells Oprah that every time Prince Harry'd be on a flight returning to London, Prince Harry was triggered because of what had happened to Prince Harry growing up there, i found Harry's revelation about being triggered every time Prince Harry was about to touch down in London again so striking. Of course, Prince Harry was born into a family where … as the proverbial ‘ spare ’ one would think that he would have more freedom to be the architect of his destiny than William, whose destiny was set from the day he was born.

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