shocking

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adjective shock·ing \ˈshä-kiŋ\

Definition of shocking

  1. :  extremely startling, distressing, or offensive shocking news

shockingly

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Examples of shocking in a sentence

  1. The number of young teenagers who smoke is shocking.

  2. a shocking waste of money

  3. The building is in a shocking state.

1655

First Known Use of shocking

1655


SHOCKING Defined for English Language Learners

shocking

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adjective shock·ing \ˈshä-kiŋ\

Definition of shocking for English Language Learners

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

  • : very bad


SHOCKING Defined for Kids

shocking

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adjective shock·ing \ˈshä-kiŋ\

Definition of shocking for Students

  1. 1 :  causing surprise, horror, or disgust shocking news

  2. 2 :  being intense or bright in color shocking pink boots

shockingly

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