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Adjective
Likely to startle
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“I'd seen him on the Meadowbank bus a few years before, wearing startling leather hot pants.”
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Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms
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Striking in appearance or effect
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Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
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Extremely alarming, astonishing, or frightening
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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Very bold and unusual and rather shocking
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Sudden and unexpected
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Not happening or encountered often
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The 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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Present participle for interrupt the sleep, relaxation, or privacy of
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Giving somebody a shock
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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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