- attractive; impressive: a scene of striking beauty.
- noticeable; conspicuous: a striking lack of enthusiasm.
- being on strike, as workers.
- capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
- within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.
Origin of striking
Synonyms for striking
Examples from the Web for unstriking
Historical Examples of unstriking
The number of dishes is sufficient; but then it is such a monotonous variety of unstriking dishes.A Tramp Abroad, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Manly the face was, but, except when speaking in unconscious moments, dull and unstriking.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him
Paul Leicester Ford
- attracting attention; fine; impressivea striking beauty
- conspicuous; noticeablea striking difference
Word Origin and History for unstriking
"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s).