Synonyms for shockingly

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Bressant, who took the part of Charles Quint, was shockingly bad.

I want to speak to Louise, although I am afraid I am shockingly de trop.

The rooms they occupied were left in a shockingly filthy condition.

So shockingly sudden, there was not even time for remonstrance at himself.

But when he spoke again, his voice was shockingly bright and kind.

The fight was a desperate one, and I came out of it most shockingly mangled.

For the first time I could mark how shockingly it had changed.

It must have paralyzed that flying personage, for I gained upon him shockingly.

It was shockingly late, but they wanted all the old favorites.

"The army is numerous, but shockingly disorganized," he declared.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "offensive," present participle adjective from shock (v.1). From 1704 as "causing a jolt of indignation, horror, etc.;" from 1798 as "so bad as to be shocking." Related: Shockingly. Shocking pink introduced February 1937 by Italian-born fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

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