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Synonyms for shocking
ˈʃɒk ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurid, shocking(adj)

    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

    "lurid details of the accident"

    Synonyms:
    disgraceful, shameful, lurid, scandalous

    Antonyms:
    unsensational, moral

  2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking(adj)

    giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

    "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"

    Synonyms:
    lurid, opprobrious, inglorious, shameful, scandalous, disgraceful, black, ignominious

    Antonyms:
    unsensational, moral

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shocking

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shocking

    Synonyms:
    sad, horrible, disgraceful, hateful, revolting, abominable, loathsome, foul

    Antonyms:
    pleasing, honorable, charming, delightful, creditable, exemplary, attractive, alluring, enticing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shocking(a.)

    Synonyms:
    repulsive, offensive, hateful, detestable, execrable, obnoxious, odious, disgusting, revolting, abominable, very bad

  2. shocking(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dreadful, terrible, horrid, horrible, fearful, frightful, dire, horrific, awful, tremendous, hideous, monstrous, ghastly, grim, appalling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shocking(a)

    Synonyms:
    scandalous, appalling, offensive, outrageous, heinous, dire

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#23144alarming
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#26755stately
#29867shameful
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#39885horrifying
#40713scandalous
#42423distressing
#45257disgraceful
#51404abominable
#54515frightful
#58305revolting
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#65966loathsome
#121753ignominious
#129078portentous
#157749inglorious
#285694opprobrious

How to use shocking in a sentence?

  1. Katherine McKee:

    I remember I walked in the door, and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me, he spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me. It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable. ... To me, there was a different personality involved. He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act.

  2. James Entwistle:

    The video shows how there was very little that the bar’s security could do to control the situation and it was clearly a shocking thing for staff and other people in the bar to witness.

  3. Norm Pattis:

    Very little was disclosed today that is new and what was exposed was a shocking lack of confidence by the state in its case.

  4. Stephanie Strausz:

    I was literally sitting in one of those seats last night, i can’t believe they’re just demolishing the whole thing. It’s shocking.

  5. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The shocking pictures that were broadcast ... show the true face of a group that constitutes a danger to Israeli society and to the security of Israel, we are not prepared to accept people who deny the laws of the state and do not view themselves as subject to them. The pictures underscore how important a strong Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is to the security of us all.


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