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striking

[strahy-king]
adjective
1.
attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
2.
noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
3.
being on strike, as workers.
4.
a.
capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
b.
within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.

Origin:
1605–15; strike + -ing2

strikingly, adverb
strikingness, noun
nonstriking, adjective
unstriking, adjective


1. remarkable, noteworthy.
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striking (ˈstraɪkɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  attracting attention; fine; impressive: a striking beauty
2.  conspicuous; noticeable: a striking difference
 
'strikingly
 
adv
 
'strikingness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

striking
"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1599).
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strike   (strīk)  Pronunciation Key 
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane. See illustration at dip.
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strike definition


A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.

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