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”[1], 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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Noun[edit]

startling ‎(plural startlings)

  1. A startle; a sudden motion or shock.
    • 1853, The Scottish Review
      Soon the formications and muscular debility returned, not alone, but accompanied with painful cramps and startlings in the feet and calves of the legs.