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synonyms for startling

  • alarming
  • astonishing
  • shocking
  • surprising
  • unexpected
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antonyms for startling

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  • expected
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How to use startling in a sentence

A startling amount of human happiness and wellbeing depends on our relationship with this one plant.
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Today, Rent the Runway has more than 1,200 employees and does more than $100 million in revenue, but in 2009 the responses Jenn and her co-founder, Jennifer Fleiss, got from investors were less than encouraging, sometimes even startling.
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It is startling to have someone look you in the eye and tell you things you know are lies.
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That it occurred during a recession, a pandemic and record unemployment is a startling feat.
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This summer has seen some startling examples of what these methods can accomplish.
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These data line up with another startling set of data from the opioid crisis.
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It was a mighty simple transaction, but it produced some startling results for me, that same coin-spinning.
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The sudden way she turned upon him, rising from her chair and standing over him, was so startling that he got up too.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
And then with a startling suddenness came the thought that, before now, men had been drowned in their baths!
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Our prisoner's was perhaps the most startling name which could have been pronounced among those high-blooded and headlong men.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO STARTLING

  • dangerous
  • disquieting
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • frightening
  • frightful
  • startling
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