[ UK /ʃˈɒkɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɑkɪŋ/ ]
  1. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    lurid details of the accident
  2. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt
    scandalous behavior
    the most shocking book of its time
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How To Use shocking In A Sentence

  • The media coverage was shocking.
  • This shocking series meets the law enforcement officers who are on the front line. The Sun
  • It is shocking that humans can behave with such bestiality towards others.
  • Their quotes and epigrams take up a sometimes shocking amount of space in columns and essays.
  • The province takes a laissez faire approach in administering the hunting and trapping of wolves in BC, which is based simply on the reproductive potential of the species, and shockingly, without knowledge of wolf numbers. Chris Genovali: The Death Cults Among Us
  • And then, with a shocking crack, the lightning bolt frozen in the sky crashed to the mountaintop, and the arena went entirely dark. AMERICAN GODS
  • Based on blog and comment reactions I've seen, some readers find that element really shocking, and at that point either doff their hat in my direction for how I handled it, or get really angry, either at the story or directly at me. An Interview with Mike Allen
  • They are shockingly gracile and incredibly long-bodied, with a shape that (when seen in dorsal view) has been likened to that of a champagne flute. A 6 ton model, and a baby that puts on 90 kg a day: rorquals part I
  • THE figures for avoidable deaths look shocking, but is it telling the whole story? The Sun
  • Memes, data, information get filtered through multiple channels these days, instantly and so the ones that get through to most people are the ones that are shocking and "tweetable."
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