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Causing a feeling of surprise and dismay
“And a Missouri family got a shocking surprise when they moved into their apartment.”
Causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness
“… we all clustered around to hear the shocking news of our colleague's sudden death.”
Causing fear
“… the shocking appearance of a shark just a few yards off shore.”
Present participle for to offend the moral feelings of
“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
Present participle for to strike with fear
“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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