1. startling

adjective. ['ˈstɑːrtlɪŋ'] so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm.


  • expected

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Words that Rhyme with Startling

  • hartling
  • bartling

Example sentences of the word startling

1. Adjective
The point is for him to learn that when he starts sniffing around the trash, something startling happens.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Water jets usually work well at startling the animal without harming it.

Quotes containing the word startling

1. To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

2. Jesus!"Luke exclaimed."Actually, it's just me,"said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling.
- Cassandra Clare

3. I spend several days at a time without enough sleep. At first, normal activities become annoying. When you are too tired to eat, you really need some sleep. A few days later, things become strange. Loud noises become louder and more startling, familiar sounds become unfamiliar, and life reinvents itself as a surrealist dream.
- Henry Rollins