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shocking

[shok-ing] /ˈʃɒk ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing intense surprise, disgust, horror, etc.
2.
very bad:
shocking manners.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; shock1 + -ing2
Related forms
shockingly, adverb
shockingness, noun
unshocking, adjective
Synonyms
1. staggering, astounding, startling, appalling.
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British Dictionary definitions for shockingly

shocking

/ˈʃɒkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing shock, horror, or disgust
2.
shocking pink, a vivid or garish shade of pink
3.
(informal) very bad or terrible shocking weather
Derived Forms
shockingly, adverb
shockingness, noun
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