adjective Date: 1655 extremely startling, distressing, or offensive <
shocking news
shockingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • shocking — [ ʃɔkiŋ ] adj. inv. • 1842; mot angl. , de to shock « choquer » ♦ Anglic. Vx ou plaisant Choquant, inconvenant. ● shocking adjectif invariable (anglais to shock, choquer) Familier. Choquant. ⇒SHOCKING, adj. inv. Vieilli ou p. plaisant. Qui est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • shocking — adj. Care impresionează neplăcut; şocant. [pr.: şóching] – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SHOCKING adj. invar. (Anglicism) Şocant; pornografic, obscen. [pron. şóchin. / < engl …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shocking — [shäk′iŋ] adj. 1. having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering [the shocking news of his death] 2. a) highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting b) very bad shockingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • shocking — англ. (шокинг) неприлично, скандально. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Shocking — (engl.), Anstoß erregend, beleidigend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Shocking — (engl., spr. schock ), anstößig, widerwärtig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • shocking — index arrant (onerous), deplorable, disgraceful, flagrant, gross (flagrant), heinous, immoral …   Law dictionary

  • shocking — / ʃɑkiŋ/, it. / ʃɔk:ing/ agg. ingl. [der. del verbo (to ) shock urtare, colpire ]. 1. [che colpisce emotivamente: uno spettacolo s. ] ▶◀ impressionante, scioccante, traumatizzante. ↓ emozionante. 2. [di colore, molto intenso: rosa s. ] ▶◀ acceso …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • shocking — *appalling, *fearful, awful, dreadful, frightful, terrible, terrific, horrible, horrific Analogous words: *ghastly, gruesome, lurid, macabre, grisly, grim: odious, abhorrent, abominable, *hateful: *repugnant, repellent, distasteful, obnoxious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shocking — [adj] outrageous; very surprising abominable, appalling, atrocious, awful, burning, crying, desperate, detestable, direful, disgraceful, disgusting, disquieting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, formidable, foul, frightful, ghastly, glaring,… …   New thesaurus

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