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Adjective: shocking  shó-king
  1. Glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    "shocking details of the accident";
    - lurid
     
  2. Giving offence to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    "the most shocking book of its time";
    - disgraceful, scandalous, shameful
Verb: shock  shók
  1. Greatly surprise
    "I was shocked when I heard that I was promoted";
    - floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback
     
  2. Strike with disgust or revulsion
    "The scandalous behaviour of this married woman shocked her friends";
    - offend, scandalize, scandalise [Brit], appal [Brit, Cdn], appall [US], outrage
     
  3. Strike with horror or terror
    "The news of the bombing shocked her"
     
  4. Collide violently
     
  5. Collect or gather into shocks
    "shock grain"
     
  6. Subject to electrical shocks
     
  7. Inflict a trauma upon
    - traumatize, traumatise [Brit]

See also: immoral, sensational

Type of: alarm, appal [Brit, Cdn], appall [US], care for, churn up, clash, collect, collide, disgust, dismay, garner, gather, horrify, injure, nauseate, pull together, revolt, sicken, surprise, treat, wound

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