Shocking Shock"ing, a. Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting. [1913 Webster]

The grossest and most shocking villainies. --Secker. [1913 Webster] -- {Shock"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Shock"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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