shockingly

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Etymology[edit]

shocking +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

shockingly (comparative more shockingly, superlative most shockingly)

  1. In a shocking manner.
    He had thinned shockingly, losing 100 pounds in the last month of his illness.
  2. To a shocking degree.
    Their efforts were shockingly slipshod.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, The Onion AV Club:
      He’s forced to travel back to 1969 to prevent an evil alien (a shockingly effective, nearly unrecognizable Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords, playing sort of a psychotic extraterrestrial-biker serial killer) from destroying the world by killing Brolin. Smith is aided in his quest by an elfin, time-jumping alien with psychic powers played by another Coen brothers veteran, A Serious Man star Michael Stuhlbarg.

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