striking

striking
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1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is striking is very noticeable or unusual.

The most striking feature of those statistics is the high proportion of suicides...

He bears a striking resemblance to Lenin.

...her striking good looks.

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strikingly ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj

In one respect, however, the men really were strikingly similar.

...a strikingly handsome man...

Most strikingly, the amount consumers spent in the shops grew much more quickly than anyone expected.

2) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is striking is very attractive, in a noticeable way.

She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.

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3) See also strike

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Striking — Strik ing, 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. {Striking plate}. (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking — Strik ing, a. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance. A striking fact. De Quincey. {Strik ing*ly}, adv. {Strik ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striking — Striking. См. Наслаивание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • striking — index arrant (definite), clear (apparent), conspicuous, distinct (clear), eloquent, flagrant …   Law dictionary

  • striking — (adj.) producing a vivid impression, 1752, from STRIKE (Cf. strike) (v.) in the sense of to catch the fancy of (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • striking — *arresting, signal, salient, conspicuous, outstanding, *noticeable, remarkable, prominent Analogous words: *effective, effectual, efficacious: telling, convincing, compelling, cogent (see VALID): forcible, forceful, *powerful: impressive, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • striking — [adj] extraordinary; beautiful arresting, arrestive, astonishing, attractive, bizarre, charming, cogent, commanding, compelling, confounding, conspicuous, dazzling, distinguished, dynamite, electrifying, eye catching, fascinating, forceful,… …   New thesaurus

  • striking — ► ADJECTIVE 1) noticeable. 2) dramatically good looking or beautiful. DERIVATIVES strikingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • striking — [strī′kiŋ] adj. 1. that strikes or is on strike 2. very noticeable or impressive; unusual, outstanding, remarkable, etc. SYN. NOTICEABLE strikingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • striking — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ That hat looks very striking. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

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