startling

[ stahrt-ling, stahr-tl-ing ]
/ ˈstɑrt lɪŋ, ˈstɑr tl ɪŋ /

adjective

creating sudden alarm, surprise, or wonder; astonishing.

Origin of startling

Related formsstar·tling·ly, adverbun·star·tling, adjective
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startling

/ (ˈstɑːtlɪŋ) /

adjective

causing surprise or fear; striking; astonishing
Derived Formsstartlingly, adverb
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