What are some alternative words for shocking?

Synonyms for shocking
ˈʃɒk ɪŋ

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term shocking.

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shocking(a)

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

How to pronounce shocking?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say shocking in sign language?

  1. shocking

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#271black
#560august
#1450grand
#5071sad
#5214noble
#6274offensive
#6918terrible
#8709horrible
#8853striking
#9457surprising
#9718foul
#9775awful
#11678shocked
#12244terrific
#13075disturbing
#13306majestic
#14061shocking
#15704imposing
#16120dire
#17155outrageous
#19676dread
#20016astonishing
#20756frightening
#20961staggering
#22989fearful
#23144alarming
#23190dreadful
#24854solemn
#25388terrifying
#26052horrific
#26755stately
#29867shameful
#29891appalling
#30054hateful
#36649shocker
#39885horrifying
#40713scandalous
#42423distressing
#45257disgraceful
#51404abominable
#54515frightful
#58305revolting
#62489lurid
#65966loathsome
#121753ignominious
#129078portentous
#157749inglorious
#285694opprobrious

How to use shocking in a sentence?

  1. Koichi Ueda:

    That a company that represents Japan, to be doing something like this institutionally, was shocking.

  2. Mayor Michael Brown:

    I can't remember anything this tragic in our community and that's why I think it's so shocking to happen like this.

  3. Westley Peterson:

    I went in because they thought it was kidney stones and came out knowing it was cancer, so that was definitely a very shocking moment.

  4. Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong:

    As a way out and in order to earn their living, they are compelled to continue to fabricate and sell groundless testimonies by trying to make them sound as shocking as possible, we shall no longer participate in international sessions singling out the human rights situation of the DPRK for mere political attack.

  5. Derrick Hayes:

    It was shocking to me, i really worked my tail off to get here.

Images & Illustrations of shocking

  1. shocking
    shocking
    shocking
    shocking
    shocking

Translations for shocking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for shocking »

Translation

Find a translation for the shocking synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these shocking synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "shocking." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/shocking>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for shocking?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    What a good antonym for the word Respect?
    • A. Disrespect
    • B. Despise
    • C. Contempt
    • D. All options are correct

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for shocking:

    Synonyms.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.