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striking

[strahy-king] /ˈstraɪ kɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attractive; impressive:
a scene of striking beauty.
2.
noticeable; conspicuous:
a striking lack of enthusiasm.
3.
being on strike, as workers.
4.
  1. capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air:
    striking power.
  2. within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively:
    striking distance.
Origin of striking
1605-1615
1605-15; strike + -ing2
Related forms
strikingly, adverb
strikingness, noun
nonstriking, adjective
unstriking, adjective
Synonyms
1. remarkable, noteworthy.
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striking

/ˈstraɪkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attracting attention; fine; impressive: a striking beauty
2.
conspicuous; noticeable: a striking difference
Derived Forms
strikingly, adverb
strikingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for strikingly

striking

adj.

"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s).

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