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: unusual or extreme in a way that attracts attention

: very attractive especially in an unusual or interesting way

Full Definition of STRIKING

:  attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities <a place of striking beauty>
strik·ing·ly adverb

Examples of STRIKING

  1. The poverty of the city is striking.
  2. There is a striking resemblance between the girls.
  3. an actress known for her striking good looks

First Known Use of STRIKING


Synonym Discussion of STRIKING

noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention. noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation <a piano recital with no noticeable errors>. remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment <a film of remarkable intelligence and wit>. prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background <a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town>. outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind <honored for her outstanding contributions to science>. conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind <conspicuous bureaucratic waste>. salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it <the salient points of the speech>. striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision <the region's striking poverty>.

Rhymes with STRIKING

STRIKINGLY Defined for Kids


adjective strik·ing \ˈstrī-kiŋ\

Definition of STRIKING for Kids

:  attracting attention :  remarkable <a striking resemblance>
strik·ing·ly adverb


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