Definition of striking in English:

striking

Line breaks: strik¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪkɪŋ
 
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adjective

1Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent: the murder bore a striking similarity to an earlier shooting [with clause]: it is striking that no research into the problem is being carried out
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  • It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.
  • Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.
  • In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.
Synonyms
1.1Dramatically good-looking or beautiful: she is naturally striking a striking landscape
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  • Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.
  • Anne Heazle was the winner of the monthly competition with her beautiful and striking flower arrangement.
  • She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.
Synonyms
impressive, imposing, grand, splendid, magnificent, spectacular, breathtaking, superb, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding, dazzling, stunning, staggering, sensational, dramatic, awesome, awe-inspiring, eye-catching, picturesque
informal great, fabulous, fab, smashing
archaic splendent
stunning, attractive, good-looking, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, prepossessing, comely, captivating, enchanting, arresting, ravishing, alluring, handsome, pretty, bonny
informal drop-dead gorgeous, smashing, fabulous, fab, out of this world, knockout
2(Of an employee) on strike: striking mineworkers
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  • One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.
  • Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.
  • A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.

noun

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The action of striking: substantial damage was caused by the striking of a submerged object
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  • His long-range striking from dead balls was impressive in the first half and no less so into the wind after the break.
  • The Tipperary minor's smooth striking from placed balls yielded the No.14 five points, jab lifting from long range and roll lifting closer in.
  • The lads' ground striking has improved 100% since the start of the league.

Phrases

within striking distance

Derivatives

strikingly

adverb
[as submodifier]: a strikingly beautiful girl
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  • His face was pleasant - not strikingly beautiful or ugly - but he was handsome I decided.
  • The result is unusual and strikingly pretty, especially when held to the light.
  • Even an AIDS baby cared for by its strikingly beautiful mother remains an individual.

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