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startling

[ stahrt-ling, stahr-tl-ing ]
/ ˈstɑrt lɪŋ, ˈstɑr tl ɪŋ /
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adjective
creating sudden alarm, surprise, or wonder; astonishing.
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Origin of startling

OTHER WORDS FROM startling

star·tling·ly, adverbun·star·tling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for startling

startling
/ (ˈstɑːtlɪŋ) /

adjective
causing surprise or fear; striking; astonishing

Derived forms of startling

startlingly, adverb
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