"shocking" in the verb sense
1. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback
surprise greatly knock someone's socks off
"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
2. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
strike with horror or terror
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
collect or gather into shocks
subject to electrical shocks
7. traumatize, traumatise, shock
inflict a trauma upon
"shocking" in the adjective sense
1. lurid, shocking
glaringly vivid and graphic marked by sensationalism
"lurid details of the accident"
2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
"the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray
"the most shocking book of its time"
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