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strik·ing

 (strī′kĭng)
adj.
Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind. See Synonyms at noticeable.

strik′ing·ly adv.
strik′ing·ness n.

striking

(ˈstraɪkɪŋ)
adj
1. attracting attention; fine; impressive: a striking beauty.
2. conspicuous; noticeable: a striking difference.
ˈstrikingly adv
ˈstrikingness n

strik•ing

(ˈstraɪ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. conspicuously attractive or impressive.
2. noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
[1605–15]
strik′ing•ly, adv.
strik′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.striking - the physical coming together of two or more thingsstriking - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
collision, hit - (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
interlocking, meshing, mesh, engagement - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
flick - a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible); "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip"
impact - the striking of one body against another
touch, touching - the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
2.striking - the act of contacting one thing with anotherstriking - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
contusion - the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
crash, smash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
bunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
ground ball, groundball, grounder, hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
scorcher, screamer - a very hard hit ball
plunker, plunk - (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
Adj.1.striking - sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.striking - having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

striking

striking

adjective
Readily attracting notice:
Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb.
Translations
لافِتٌ لِلْنَظَرلافِت للنَّظَر، مُدْهِش
nápadný
iøjnefaldendepåfaldende
silmiinpistävä
dojmljiv
eftirtektarverîur
目立つ
인상적인
slående
ซึ่งโดดเด่น
đầy ấn tượng

striking

[ˈstraɪkɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= remarkable, arresting) [picture, clothes, colour] → llamativo; [contrast] → notable; [similarity, difference] → sorprendente; [beauty] → imponente, impresionante; [woman] → imponente
her striking good lookssu imponente or impresionante belleza
to bear a striking resemblance to sbparecerse muchísimo a algn
the most striking feature of the houseel detalle que más llama la atención de la casa
her thesis has several striking featuressu tesis contiene varios aspectos sobresalientes
it is striking thates impresionante que ...
2. a striking clockun reloj que marca las horas
3. (Ind) the striking workerslos obreros en huelga

striking

[ˈstraɪkɪŋ] adj
(= marked) [difference, contrast, resemblance, feature] → frappant(e)
a striking difference → une différence frappante
(= eye-catching) [person, beauty, good looks, appearance] → qui attire l'œil
She was a striking redhead → C'était une rousse qui attirait l'œil.
(= on strike) → en grève
striking miners → les mineurs en grève

striking

adj
(= arresting) contrast, colour, resemblance etcauffallend, bemerkenswert; differenceverblüffend, erstaunlich; personbemerkenswert; looksumwerfend; appearance, beautyeindrucksvoll; a striking example of somethingein hervorragendes Beispiel für etw
attr workerstreikend
attr clockmit Schlagwerk; the striking clock keeps me awakedas Schlagen der Uhr lässt mich nicht schlafen; striking mechanismSchlagwerk nt

striking

[ˈstraɪkɪŋ] adj (arresting, picture, dress, colour) → che colpisce; (person) → che fa colpo; (obvious, contrast, resemblance) → evidente, lampante; (shocking, change, sight) → impressionante
to be within striking distance of sth (Mil) → essere a portata di tiro da qc (fig) → essere a un tiro di schioppo da qc

strike

(straik) past tense struck (strak) : past participles struck ~stricken (ˈstrikən) verb
1. to hit, knock or give a blow to. He struck me in the face with his fist; Why did you strike him?; The stone struck me a blow on the side of the head; His head struck the table as he fell; The tower of the church was struck by lightning.
2. to attack. The enemy troops struck at dawn; We must prevent the disease striking again.
3. to produce (sparks or a flame) by rubbing. He struck a match/light; He struck sparks from the stone with his knife.
4. (of workers) to stop work as a protest, or in order to force employers to give better pay. The men decided to strike for higher wages.
5. to discover or find. After months of prospecting they finally struck gold/oil; If we walk in this direction we may strike the right path.
6. to (make something) sound. He struck a note on the piano/violin; The clock struck twelve.
7. to impress, or give a particular impression to (a person). I was struck by the resemblance between the two men; How does the plan strike you?; It / The thought struck me that she had come to borrow money.
8. to mint or manufacture (a coin, medal etc).
9. to go in a certain direction. He left the path and struck (off) across the fields.
10. to lower or take down (tents, flags etc).
noun
1. an act of striking. a miners' strike.
2. a discovery of oil, gold etc. He made a lucky strike.
ˈstriker noun
1. a worker who strikes.
2. in football, a forward player.
ˈstriking adjective
noticeable or impressive. She is tall and striking; She wears striking clothes.
ˈstrikingly adverb
be (out) on strike
(of workers) to be striking. The electricity workers are (out) on strike.
call a strike
(of a trade union leader etc) to ask workers to strike.
come out on strike
(of workers) to strike.
come/be within striking distance of
to come very close to.
strike at
to attempt to strike, or aim a blow at (a person etc). He struck at the dog with his stick.
strike an attitude / a pose
to place oneself in a particular usually rather showy pose.
strike a balance
to reach a satisfactory middle level of compromise between two undesirable extremes.
strike a bargain/agreement
to make a bargain; to reach an agreement.
strike a blow for
to make an effort on behalf of (a cause etc).
strike down
to hit or knock (a person) down. He was struck down by a car / a terrible disease.
strike dumb
to amaze. I was struck dumb at the news.
strike fear/terror etc into
to fill (a person) with fear etc. The sound struck terror into them.
strike home
(of a blow, insult etc) to reach the place where it will hurt most.
strike it rich
to make a lot of money.
strike lucky
to have good luck in a particular matter.
strike out
1. to erase or cross out (a word etc). He read the essay and struck out a word here and there.
2. to start fighting. He's a man who strikes out with his fists whenever he's angry.
strike up
1. to begin to play a tune etc. The band struck up (with) `The Red Flag'.
2. to begin (a friendship, conversation etc). He struck up an acquaintance with a girl on the train.

striking

لافِتٌ لِلْنَظَر nápadný påfaldende bemerkenswert εντυπωσιακός asombroso silmiinpistävä frappant dojmljiv impressionante 目立つ 인상적인 opvallend påfallende uderzający impressionante поразительный slående ซึ่งโดดเด่น çarpıcı đầy ấn tượng 惊人的
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