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English adjective: striking

1. striking sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect


SamplesA dramatic sunset.
A dramatic pause.
A spectacular display of northern lights.
It was a spectacular play.
His striking good looks always created a sensation.


Synonymsdramatic, spectacular


Similarimpressive


Antonymsunimpressive

2. striking having a quality that thrusts itself into attention


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsoutstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible


English noun: striking

1. striking (event) the physical coming together of two or more things


SamplesContact with the pier scraped paint from the hull.


Synonymscontact, impinging


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)collision, engagement, flick, hit, impact, interlocking, mesh, meshing, touch, touching

2. striking (act) the act of contacting one thing with another


SamplesRepeated hitting raised a large bruise.
After three misses she finally got a hit.


Synonymshit, hitting


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


Narrower (hyponym)bunt, contusion, crash, fly, fly ball, ground ball, groundball, grounder, header, hopper, plunk, plunker, scorcher, screamer, smash









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