- attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
- noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
- being on strike, as workers.
- capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
- within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.
Origin of striking
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Examples from the Web for strikingly
Displays of malformations were obviously often strikingly offensive, none more so than the “Hottentot Venus.”We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus
November 27, 2014
Watercolors are strikingly identical and the charcoal works, done with color pencil, are deceptively perfect.Expert Art Forger is Exposed in Documentary
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“What he did to the Church internally is a sadder story, most strikingly in his failure on the abuse crisis,” Berry says.The Seedy Side of Sainthood: Was John Paul II Canonized Too Fast?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 17, 2014
On first impression, the two make a strikingly disparate pair.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners
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Smith is pale and gangly, sporting a flop of dirty blond hair and a strikingly deep voice.War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines
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How strikingly different is the course of profane and sacred history!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
This principle is strikingly exemplified in military training.
The water is clear and cool, but its current is strikingly sluggish.Freeland
The hair of an Indian is also strikingly different from that of the whites.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
It represented a man of about the age of forty, and strikingly handsome.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
- attracting attention; fine; impressivea striking beauty
- conspicuous; noticeablea striking difference
Word Origin and History for strikingly
"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s).