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startling

adjective
     
start‧ling
very unusual or surprising:
Paddy's words had a startling effect on the children.
a startling discovery
it is startling to do something
It is startling to read that his father never visited him in hospital.
startlingly adverb
WORD FOCUS: surprising WORD FOCUS: surprising
very surprising: amazing, extraordinary, astonishing, astounding, staggering, startling


See also
surprising

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