Definition of shocking in English:


Line breaks: shock|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒkɪŋ




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  • He shot his father a glare of confusion and horror at his shockingly intolerant behavior.
  • He stared at her and a realization dawned quite strongly and shockingly upon him.
  • The production is highly enjoyable, perfectly acted and shockingly concluded.


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  • The shockingness is that evoked by the poet W.H. Auden, who memorably wrote in his essay on the genre, ‘The Guilty Vicarage’, that murder should happen in the Great Good Place.
  • The political order, in which the shockingness of a world which makes no special place for us can be openly confessed to, is a rare achievement.
  • And a restaurant can surely do no more than this - than to restore the original shockingness of food.

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