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What is another word for startling?

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Adjective
Causing shock or amazement
“The most startling story we heard was one who said a neighbor was in bed and a tree fell on their home and cut it in two.”
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Attracting attention or awe by reason of being unusual or extreme
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Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Not anticipated or predicted
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Horrifying or disturbing in nature
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(colloquial) Causing or able to cause fright
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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Abrupt or unexpected in nature
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Tending to sensationalize
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Not happening or encountered often
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Causing of amazement
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Present participle for cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
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“As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
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Present participle for to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm
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Present participle for to stimulate into action
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Catching on the hop
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Catching unawares
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Present participle for to move or appear suddenly
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Present participle for to move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards
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