Definition Of startling


cause (a person or animal) to feel sudden shock or alarm.

a sudden sound in the doorway startled her

very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.

he bore a startling likeness to their father

Example Of startling

  • After he'd moved out of their home, Clews says she made a startling discovery.

  • And major efforts by dedicated producer-directors can result in startlingly impressive results.

  • And, he has a startling reason to offer about staying away from cinema for so long.

  • As a dancer he is admired for his startling grace, superb technique, and amazing control.

  • As expected for a creature of my startling intellect, I have a surprise for you.

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