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shocking

adjective shock·ing \ˈshä-kiŋ\

: very surprising and upsetting or causing a sudden feeling of horror or disgust

: very bad

Full Definition of SHOCKING

:  extremely startling, distressing, or offensive <shocking news>
shock·ing·ly \-kiŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of SHOCKING

  1. The number of young teenagers who smoke is shocking.
  2. a shocking waste of money
  3. The building is in a shocking state.

First Known Use of SHOCKING

1655

Rhymes with SHOCKING

SHOCKING Defined for Kids

shocking

adjective shock·ing \ˈshä-kiŋ\

Definition of SHOCKING for Kids

1
:  causing surprise, horror, or disgust <shocking news>
2
:  being intense or bright in color <shocking pink boots>
shock·ing·ly adverb

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