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Definition of "startling" []

  • Causing surprise or fear; striking; astonishing (adjective)
  • Present participle of startle. (verb)

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  • Likely to startle; surprising; shocking. (adjective)

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Use "startling" in a sentence
  • "The statistics were published as a second charity voiced concern over what it called "startling variations" in diagnosis and treatment outcomes in ovarian cancer."
  • "Before Biro told me about his research into "La Bella Principessa," and what he described as startling findings, he shared with me the story of how he became the world's first authenticator of art works through fingerprinting-a story that began, curiously enough, with the very paintings I was staring at."
  • "After Mount Holly Elementary School opened in August, Rock Hill school district parents with children at nearby Oakdale Elementary noticed what they call a startling change."