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striking (root: strike)



Noun striking has 2 senses

Adjective striking has 2 senses

  • striking(s = adj.all) dramatic, spectacular - sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
  • Derived form noun strikingness2
  • striking(s = adj.all) outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular - having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
  • Derived form noun strikingness1


strikinga. & n. 
     a. & n. from Strike, v.  [1913 Webster]
Striking distance, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object.<-- the distance which can be covered in one easy leg of a journey. --> -- Striking plate. (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed. (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it.
     Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance.  [1913 Webster]


striking, adj. & n.
1 impressive; attracting attention.
2 (of a clock) making a chime to indicate the hours etc.
--n. the act or an instance of striking.

striking-circle (in hockey) an elongated semicircle in front of the goal, from within which the ball must be hit in order to score. striking-force a military body ready to attack at short notice. within striking distance near enough to hit or achieve.
strikingly adv. strikingness n.



abbreviation, abridgment, acid, agitating, amazing, appalling, armipotent, arrant, arresting, astonishing, astounding, authoritative, awe-inspiring, awesome, beguiling, bewildering, biting, blatant, blue-penciling, bold, bowdlerization, breathtaking, cancellation, celebrated, censoring, censorship, charged, cliff-hanging, cogent, coinage, coining, compelling, conspicuous, corrosive, counterfeiting, cutting, deletion, disquieting, distinguished, distracting, disturbing, driving, dynamic, editing, effective, egregious, electric, eminent, energetic, enigmatic, erasure, esteemed, estimable, exceptional, exciting, exhilarating, expurgation, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, flagrant, forceful, forcible, forgery, formidable, galvanic, glaring, great, gutsy, hanging out, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, imperative, imposing, impressive, in force, in power, in relief, in the foreground, incisive, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, inflammatory, intoxicating, irresistible, jarring, jolting, maddening, magnificent, marked, marvelous, memorable, mighty, mighty in battle, mind-blowing, mintage, miraculous, mordant, moving, nervous, noble, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, notorious, obtrusive, of mark, omission, operative, ostensible, outlandish, outstanding, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passing strange, penetrating, perturbing, phenomenal, piercing, piquant, poignant, potent, powerful, prepotent, prestigious, prodigious, prominent, pronounced, provocative, provoking, puissant, punchy, puzzling, rare, ravishing, remarkable, rememberable, reputable, ripping, ruling, salient, sensational, showy, signal, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, smashing, soul-stirring, special, spirit-stirring, splendid, stamping, staring, stark-staring, sticking out, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, strange, strong, stunning, stupendous, superb, superior, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, top-hole, topping, trenchant, troubling, uncommon, unforgettable, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unprecedented, unsettling, unusual, upsetting, valid, vigorous, vital, wonderful, wondrous




N wonder, marvel, astonishment, amazement, wonderment, bewilderment, amazedness, admiration, awe, stupor, stupefaction, stound, fascination, sensation, surprise, note of admiration, thaumaturgy, surprised, aghast, all agog, breathless, agape, open- mouthed, awestruck, thunderstruck, moonstruck, planet-struck, spellbound, lost in amazement, lost in wonder, lost in astonishment, struck all of a heap, unable to believe one's senses, like a duck ion thunder, wonderful, wondrous, surprising, unexpected, unheard of, mysterious, miraculous, indescribable, inexpressible, inaffable, unutterable, unspeakable, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, marvelous, inconceivable, incredible, inimaginable, unimaginable, strange, passing strange, striking, overwhelming, wonder-working, wonderfully fearfully, for a wonder, in the name of wonder, strange to say, mirabile dictu, mirabile visu, to one's great surprise, with wonder, with gaping mouth, with open eyes, with upturned eyes, Int, lo, lo and behold!, O!, heyday!, halloo!, what!, indeed!, really!, surely!, humph!, hem!, good lack, good heavens, good gracious!, Ye gods!, good Lord!, good grief!, Holy cow!, My word!, Holy shit!, gad so!, welladay!, dear me!, only think!, lackadaisy!, my stars, my goodness!, gracious goodness!, goodness gracious!, mercy on us!, heavens and earth!, God bless me!, bless us, bless my heart!, odzookens!, O gemini!, adzooks!, hoity-toity!, strong!, Heaven save the mark, bless the mark!, can such things be!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, what on earth, what in the world!, who would have thought it!, you don't say so!, You're kidding!, No kidding? what do you say to that!, nous verrons!, how now!, where am I?, vox faucibus haesit, one's hair standing on end.


N manifestation, plainness, plain speaking, expression, showing, exposition, demonstration, exhibition, production, display, show, showing off, premonstration, exhibit, indication, publicity, disclosure, openness panchement, evidence, manifest, apparent, salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced, flagrant, notorious, arrant, stark staring, unshaded, glaring, defined, definite, distinct, conspicuous, obvious, evident, unmistakable, indubitable, not to be mistaken, palpable, self-evident, autoptical, intelligible, plain, clear, clear as day, clear as daylight, clear as noonday, plain as a pike staff, plain as the sun at noon-day, plain as the nose on one's face, plain as the way to parish church, explicit, overt, patent, express, ostensible, open, open as day, naked, bare, literal, downright, undisguised, exoteric, unreserved, frank, plain-spoken, candid (veracious), barefaced, manifested, disclosed, capable of being shown, producible, inconcealable, unconcealable, no secret, manifestly, openly, before one's eyes, under one's nose, to one's face, face to face, above board, cartes sur table, on the stage, in open court, in the open streets, in market overt, in the face of day, face of heaven, in broad daylight, in open daylight, without reserve, at first blush, prima facie, on the face of, in set terms, cela saute aux yeux, he that runs may read, you can see it with half an eye, it needs no ghost to tell us, the meaning lies on the surface, cela va sans dire, res ipsa loquitur, clothing the palpable and familiar, fari quae sentiat, volto sciolto i pensieri stretti, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the.

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