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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



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


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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