shock value

Definition of shock value

  1. :  usefulness to surprise and usually upset people He uses offensive language for (its) shock value.

Word by Word Definitions

shockplay
  1. :  a pile of sheaves of grain or stalks of corn set up in a field with the butt ends down

  1. :  to collect into shocks

  1. :  the impact or encounter of individuals or groups in combat

    :  a violent shake or jar :  concussion

    :  an effect of such violence

  1. :  to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust

    :  to cause to undergo a physical or nervous shock

    :  to subject to the action of an electrical discharge

  1. :  bushy, shaggy

  1. :  a thick bushy mass (as of hair)

valueplay
  1. :  a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged

    :  the monetary worth of something :  market price

    :  relative worth, utility, or importance

  1. :  to estimate or assign the monetary worth of :  appraise

    :  to rate or scale in usefulness, importance, or general worth :  evaluate

    :  to consider or rate highly :  prize, esteem


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