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Definition of 'shocking'

See also: shock 


  1. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
       Synonyms: lurid
  2. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
       Synonyms: disgraceful scandalous shameful

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