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striking

[ strahy-king ]
/ ˈstraɪ kɪŋ /
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adjective
attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
being on strike, as workers.
  1. capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
  2. within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.
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Origin of striking

First recorded in 1605–15; strike + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM striking

strik·ing·ly, adverbstrik·ing·ness, nounnon·strik·ing, adjectiveun·strik·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for striking

striking
/ (ˈstraɪkɪŋ) /

adjective
attracting attention; fine; impressivea striking beauty
conspicuous; noticeablea striking difference

Derived forms of striking

strikingly, adverbstrikingness, noun
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