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Synonyms for shocking
ˈʃɒk ɪŋshock·ing

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurid, shockingadjective

    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

    "lurid details of the accident"

    Synonyms:
    disgraceful, shameful, lurid, scandalous

    Antonyms:
    unsensational, moral

  2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shockingadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shockingadjective

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

  2. shockingadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shockingadjective

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

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How to use shocking in a sentence?

  1. Ian Maxwell:

    It’s really shocking, another death by hanging in a high-security prison. My reaction is one of total shock and bewilderment.

  2. Julie Centrella:

    My father passed away from cancer and as bad as that was, the Alzheimer’s is worse, you become numb to it because you’re losing your loved one by degrees. First, they don’t know who you are, and that’s shocking, and that guts you — and they don’t know who your children are. Then you get over that — and soon the day comes where they can’t really speak or smile at you.

  3. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed Bilardi's alleged suicide attack in comments to the press Thursday. This is a horrific situation -- an absolutely horrific situation -- and it shows the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters, it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking alien and extreme ideology.

  4. French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    This case is shocking and, in particular, it's truly a case of bad corporate behaviour. When you run a company like this, you see the transaction through to the end.

  5. Larry Kramer:

    (There is) very bad news that we discovered that NIH (the National Institutes of Health) is woefully behind on researching AIDS which is...shocking.


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