adjective Date: 1725 attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities <
a place of striking beauty
Synonyms: see noticeablestrikingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Striking — Strik ing, a. & n. from {Strike}, v. [1913 Webster] {Striking distance}, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object. {Striking plate}. (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking — Strik ing, a. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance. A striking fact. De Quincey. {Strik ing*ly}, adv. {Strik ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking — Striking. См. Наслаивание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • striking — index arrant (definite), clear (apparent), conspicuous, distinct (clear), eloquent, flagrant …   Law dictionary

  • striking — (adj.) producing a vivid impression, 1752, from STRIKE (Cf. strike) (v.) in the sense of to catch the fancy of (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • striking — *arresting, signal, salient, conspicuous, outstanding, *noticeable, remarkable, prominent Analogous words: *effective, effectual, efficacious: telling, convincing, compelling, cogent (see VALID): forcible, forceful, *powerful: impressive, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • striking — [adj] extraordinary; beautiful arresting, arrestive, astonishing, attractive, bizarre, charming, cogent, commanding, compelling, confounding, conspicuous, dazzling, distinguished, dynamite, electrifying, eye catching, fascinating, forceful,… …   New thesaurus

  • striking — ► ADJECTIVE 1) noticeable. 2) dramatically good looking or beautiful. DERIVATIVES strikingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • striking — [strī′kiŋ] adj. 1. that strikes or is on strike 2. very noticeable or impressive; unusual, outstanding, remarkable, etc. SYN. NOTICEABLE strikingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • striking — [[t]stra͟ɪkɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is striking is very noticeable or unusual. The most striking feature of those statistics is the high proportion of suicides... He bears a striking resemblance to Lenin. ...her striking good… …   English dictionary

  • striking — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ That hat looks very striking. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

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