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Adjective
Causing a feeling of surprise, fear or dismay
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“The family would receive a shocking surprise when they moved into their new home.”
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Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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“Residents of Springfield were bemused by the shocking appearance of a spirit claiming to bring love to them.”
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Very objectionable, bad or unpleasant
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Causing distress, sadness or anxiety
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Contrary to reason or common sense
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Tending to sensationalize
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Showing an impudent lack of respect
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Low
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Not previously encountered
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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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Inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
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Causing of amazement
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“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
Verb
Present participle for to frighten or cause fear in
“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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