1. shocking

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːkɪŋ'] glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism.


  • sensational


  • chaste
  • right

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Rhymes with Shocking

  • restocking
  • unlocking
  • undocking
  • stocking
  • flocking
  • clocking
  • blocking
  • socking
  • rocking
  • mocking
  • locking
  • knocking
  • docking
  • cocking

Sentences with shocking

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
This isn't the same as shocking the water, but it may clear the water.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The goal of shocking is to temporarily increase the free chlorine level to 10 ppm.

Quotes about shocking

1. In a way, a lot of my humor comes from presenting things that are dramatic or shocking and then people not having socially appropriate responses, having people denying the drama by failing to react to it, and that's a really classic form of humor.
- Chuck Palahniuk

2. That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.
- Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

3. Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.
- Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

2. shocking

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːkɪŋ'] giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.


  • immoral
  • shameful
  • disgraceful


  • good
  • righteous
  • immorality
  • virtuous