OTHER WORDS FROM startlingstar·tling·ly, adverbun·star·tling, adjective
How to use startling in a sentence
That’s a startling contrast to the consensus on Taylor Swift a few years ago, when she was widely considered to be a try-hard whose hard work was off-putting.
What’s startling, then, is that Jones has exceeded Tagovailoa’s production on those throws.Alabama Is Winning With Its Offense, Thanks To Mac Jones|Josh Planos|December 2, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
These are startling numbers and they demand an urgent response.Facebook’s latest efforts to combat hate speech aren’t enough, ADL says|Danielle Abril|November 21, 2020|Fortune
The intensity of the hostility over the past week was nonetheless startling.‘We will not allow anyone to stop us’: Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on|Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles, Michelle Lee|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
A more recent FiveThirtyEight analysis pegged the bias at a startling 6 to 7 points.
He is a startlingly brilliant bassist, as accomplished in classical music as in jazz.
Edith Wharton, of course, writes in such a startlingly sharp and close-grained way about how people live.
And, while there are many startlingly violent scenes, they are juxtaposed with beauteous ones.‘12 Years a Slave,’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, Is Mesmerizing|Marlow Stern|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Barack Obama has completely distracted attention from the startlingly right-wing government that Bibi installed on Monday.
The second half of the film, in particular, is startlingly effective.
Included was a twenty-page aside on the offending Bishop, revealing a startlingly thorough knowledge of his writings.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
The thoughts which came to him were startlingly primitive, direct and sometimes meaningless to him.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
Startlingly Mrs. Briggs laughed, shrilly, unpleasantly, as a woman laughs in great fear.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
The glove is a great page; it is startlingly original, and as true as death and judgment.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
They looked startlingly large and prominent; and at times seemed literally to blaze with an inward fire.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope