shocking

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɒkɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒkɪŋ

Adjective[edit]

shocking (comparative more shocking, superlative most shocking)

  1. Inspiring shock; startling.
  2. Unusually obscene or lewd.
  3. (colloquial) Extremely bad.
    What a shocking calamity!

Synonyms[edit]

See Thesaurus:surprising

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

shocking

  1. present participle of shock

Noun[edit]

shocking (plural shockings)

  1. The application of an electric shock.
    • 2005, Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet
      We terrorize millions of vulnerable and defenseless animals daily with painful shockings, beatings, brandings, []

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