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shock·ing

 (shŏk′ĭng)
adj.
1. Highly disturbing emotionally.
2. Highly offensive; indecent or distasteful.
3. Very vivid or intense in tone: shocking pink.

shock′ing·ly adv.

shocking

(ˈʃɒkɪŋ)
adj
1. causing shock, horror, or disgust
2. (Colours) shocking pink a vivid or garish shade of pink
3. informal very bad or terrible: shocking weather.
ˈshockingly adv
ˈshockingness n

shock•ing

(ˈʃɒk ɪŋ)

adj.
1. causing intense surprise, horror, etc.
2. very bad: shocking table manners.
[1685–95]
shock′ing•ly, adv.

shocking

  • church key - Started out as slang for bottle opener in the early 1950s and was considered mildly shocking, even sacrilegious.
  • flagrant, blatant - Flagrant implies shocking and reprehensible, while blatant is obvious, contrived, and usually obnoxious; flagrant is a stronger term than blatant.
  • forbysen, bysen - Forbysen is an "example or parable"; bysen is a "shocking thing."
  • tingle - From Middle English, possibly a variant of tinkle, its original meaning was "response to a loud noise" and "response to hearing something shocking."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shocking - glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
sensational - causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
2.shocking - giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

shocking

shocking

adjective
Translations
سَيِّئفَظيع، مُرَوِّعمُرَوِّع
otřesnýšokujícístrašný
chokerendeslem
järkyttävä
šokantan
hræîilegurhryllilegur
ショッキングな
충격적인
pretresljiv
chockerande
ซึ่งตกใจสุดขีด
rất tồi

shocking

[ˈʃɒkɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= extremely bad) [weather, performance, handwriting] → pésimo, espantoso
she has shocking tastetiene un pésimo gusto
to be in a shocking stateestar en un pésimo estado, estar en un estado penoso
2. (= appalling) [news, sight, murder] → espeluznante, espantoso
the shocking truthla sobrecogedora verdad
3. (= outrageous) [book, film, act] → escandaloso
it was shocking how badly paid these young girls wereera de escándalo or era escandaloso lo mal que se pagaba a estas chicas
it's shocking to think thatescandaliza pensar que ...
B. CPD shocking pink Nrosa m estridente, rosa m fosforito

shocking

[ˈʃɒkɪŋ] adj
(= scandalous) → choquant(e), scandaleux/euse
It's shocking! → C'est choquant!
a shocking waste → un gaspillage épouvantable
(= very bad) [weather] → épouvantable; [handwriting] → épouvantable
in a shocking state → dans un état épouvantable
to be shocking at sth → être nul en qch(nulle)

shocking

adj
(= outrageous)schockierend; (= upsetting) news, reporterschütternd, schockierend; it may be shocking to the older generationes mag für die ältere Generation schockierend sein; the shocking truthdie grausame Wahrheit; shocking pinkknallrosa (inf), → pink (Fashion)
(inf: = very bad) → entsetzlich, furchtbar; stateschockierend; I’m shocking at spellingmeine Rechtschreibung ist entsetzlich; what a shocking thing to say/way to behave!wie kann man bloß so etwas Schreckliches sagen/sich bloß so schrecklich benehmen!; isn’t it shocking!es ist doch furchtbar!

shocking

[ˈʃɒkɪŋ] adj (appalling, news) → scioccante; (sight, crime) → agghiacciante; (causing scandal, behaviour, film) → scandaloso/a; (price) → sbalorditivo/a; (waste) → vergognoso/a; (very bad, weather, handwriting) → orribile; (results) → disastroso/a

shock1

(ʃok) noun
1. a severe emotional disturbance. The news gave us all a shock.
2. (often electric shock) the effect on the body of an electric current. He got a slight shock when he touched the live wire.
3. a sudden blow coming with great force. the shock of an earthquake.
4. a medical condition caused by a severe mental or physical shock. He was suffering from shock after the crash.
verb
to give a shock to; to upset or horrify. Everyone was shocked by his death; The amount of violence shown on television shocks me.
ˈshocker noun
a very unpleasant person or thing. This headache is a real shocker.
ˈshocking adjective
1. causing horror or dismay. shocking news.
2. very bad. a shocking cold.
ˈshockingly adverb
1. very. shockingly expensive.
2. very badly. It was shockingly made.
ˈshock-absorber noun
a device (in a motor car etc) for reducing the effect of bumps.

shocking

مُرَوِّع šokující chokerende schockierend σκανδαλιστικός espeluznante järkyttävä choquant šokantan scioccante ショッキングな 충격적인 schokkerend sjokkerende wstrząsający chocante шокирующий chockerande ซึ่งตกใจสุดขีด yüz kızartıcı rất tồi 令人震惊的
References in classic literature ?
I'm sorry to hear, Miss Matilda, that you've not got rid of that shocking habit yet.
Yulka showed me the baby and told me that Antonia was shocking wheat on the southwest quarter.
It is shocking without being tragic, for no disaster follows.
He now saw her in all the most shocking postures of death; nay, he considered all the miseries of prostitution to which she would be liable, and of which he would be doubly the occasion; first by seducing, and then by deserting her; for he well knew the hatred which all her neighbours, and even her own sisters, bore her, and how ready they would all be to tear her to pieces.