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jarring

[ jahr-ing ]
/ ˈdʒɑr ɪŋ /
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adjective
having a harshly unpleasant or disturbing effect on one’s nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.:The news of my cancer diagnosis was both jarring and devastating.
(of sounds) producing a harshly unpleasant effect; discordant: I’d much rather wake up to a gentle vibration than to the jarring sound of my phone alarm.
conflicting, clashing, or disagreeing:There is a jarring contrast between the trees and open space of the peaceful park and its hostile border of gray concrete warehouses and parking garages.
vibrating or shaking; characterized by sudden, jerky movements:There was enough rock on that trail to make for a jarring ride on a bike with narrow wheels and no suspension.
noun
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Origin of jarring

jar2 + -ing2 for the adjective senses; jar2 + -ing1 for the noun senses

OTHER WORDS FROM jarring

jar·ring·ly, adverbun·jar·ring, adjective
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