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Synonyms for startling
ˈstɑrt lɪŋ, ˈstɑr tl ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. startling(adj)

    so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm

    "Sydney's startling new Opera House"; "startling news"; "startling earthquake shocks"

    Antonyms:
    unsurprising

Wiktionary

  1. startling(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    alarming

  2. startling(adjective)

    Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

    Synonyms:
    alarming

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "startling":

    alarming, surprising, astonishing, amazing, astounding, staggering, stunning, striking, sensational

How to pronounce startling?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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#7025stunning
#8853striking
#9457surprising
#20016astonishing
#20961staggering
#23144alarming
#23631sensational
#25270startling
#26001astounding

How to use startling in a sentence?

  1. Keith Salisbury:

    The war fighter needs a decision : ‘ Do I engage or not ? ’ the process in general is a bunch of chat windows open on a computer screen — about 20 or more — and then a bunch of people start looking into systems to find out, ‘ Where is that target ? What are the surrounding facilities ? Are there schools ? Are there hospitals ? Are there civilian populations ? What munition would be appropriate ? Do we engage or not ? By using technology developed by private companies, The Air Force says it saved time and manpower, and even saved nearly a million dollars of fuel per week. ( REUTERS) As part of a Defense Innovation Advisory Board, leaders from technology companies like Pivotal Software went to the Combined Air Operations Center( CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to see how they could help. What they encountered was startling. They saw lots of whiteboards.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  3. Michelle Mello:

    There's nothing startling about how the regulations are interpreted by California Supreme Court here, the only startling thing about the case is the scale of it : These are very large fines pursuant to a whole lot of claims denials.

  4. Michael Wood:

    This book is startling in its range of voices and registers, running from the patois of the street posse to The Book of Revelation, it is a representation of political times and places, from the CIA intervention in Jamaica to the early years of crack gangs in New York and Miami.

  5. Tom Holton:

    It was startling and was just kind of wonderment to see history just peeled away, to see history revealed right before your eyes.


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