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startling

adjective

Simple Definition of startling

  • : very surprising, shocking, or frightening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of startling

  1. :  causing momentary fright, surprise, or astonishment <a startling discovery>

startlingly

adverb

Examples of startling in a sentence

  1. Startling new evidence came to light during the trial.

  2. He made a startling discovery.

  3. It is a city of startling contrasts.



1714

First Known Use of startling

1714


STARTLING Defined for Kids

startling

adjective star·tling

Definition of startling for Students

  1. :  causing a moment of fright or surprise <a startling noise> <a startling discovery>





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