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shocking

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

3 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • the shocking behavior of some rowdies at the dance

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shocking

verb
present participle of shock

Synonyms & Antonyms of shocking (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • were shocked by the way the law against public intoxication was constantly being broken

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The first known use of shocking was in 1655

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“Shocking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shocking. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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