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Definition of Shocking


  1. of Shock
  2. Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting.

Shocking Quotations

In a way, a lot of my humor comes from presenting things that are dramatic or shocking and then people not having socially appropriate responses, having people denying the drama by failing to react to it, and that's a really classic form of humor.
Chuck Palahniuk

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
Arthur Conan Doyle

A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.
Alexander Chase

There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
Thomas Paine
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Shocking Translations

shocking in French is traumatisant
shocking in Spanish is chocante, malsonante
shocking in Swedish is chockerande
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