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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹaɪkɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪkɪŋ


striking (comparative more striking, superlative most striking)

  1. Making a strong impression.
    He looked quite striking in his new suit and tie.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
    • 2016 February 6, “Israel’s prickliness blocks the long quest for peace”, in The National, retrieved 8 February 2016:
      This worrisome tendency was on display in recent weeks as Israelis reacted with striking vehemence to remarks by UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and US ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro.
  2. (non-comparable, of employees) On strike, taking part in industrial action.
    Antonyms: non-striking, nonstriking




  1. present participle and gerund of strike


striking (plural strikings)

  1. The act by which something strikes or is struck.
    • 2012, Andrew Pessin, Uncommon Sense, page 142:
      We've observed plenty of strikings followed by lightings, so even if we should not say that the strikings cause the lightings, isn't it at least reasonable to predict, and to believe, that the next time we strike a match in similar conditions, it will be followed by a lighting?

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