startling

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startling

  1. Present participle of startle.

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startling (comparative more startling, superlative most startling)

  1. Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.
    • 2011 September 27, Alistair Magowan, “Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City”, BBC Sport:
      That startling admission capped a miserable night for City as they arrived in Germany following an unbeaten start to the season.

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This is one of the longest English words that can have one letter taken away at a time and still be a common word, down to one letter: startling, starting or starling, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, and I. sparkling and splashing also bear this property.