Synonym of startling

Alternative for startling

startles, startled, startling

Synonym: alarm, electrify, frighten, shock, surprise, unnerve, upset,

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Likely to startle
shocking surprising alarming amazing astonishing extraordinary staggering stunning unexpected jaw-dropping unforeseen astounding blindsiding disconcerting disquieting disturbing dramatic dumbfounding dumfounding eye-opening flabbergasting jarring jolting perturbing remarkable stupefying sudden unsettling frightening frightful scary upsetting unanticipated unpredicted incredible unbelievable overwhelming unpredictable striking unusual mind-boggling mind-blowing out of the blue surprise beyond belief from left field bewildering unnerving confounding unheard of eye-popping hard to swallow abrupt without warning unplanned unsought abnormal unlooked-for uncommon not bargained for sensational awe-inspiring outrageous shock destabilizing worrying uncomfortable destabilising dynamite capricious electrifying distressing wonderful breathtaking impressive hard to believe brilliant phenomenal notable outstanding noteworthy wondrous crazy preposterous gee-whizz amazeballs bizarre strange befuddling outlandish baffling flustering freaky devastating freakish awful unthinkable unannounced unimaginable out of the ordinary fortuitous chance inadvertent unintended unhoped-for unpremeditated unintentional unwitting serendipitous coincidental fluky random accidental spontaneous uninvited unprompted undreamed of unsolicited unthought-of undreamed-of without notice unenvisaged unimagined uncalculated unlooked for unthought of casual incidental haphazard lucky flukey involuntary adventitious unthinking unmeant unconscious extemporaneous unforeseeable aleatory odd erratic undesigned unthought aimless purposeless contingent undevised unsuspected fortunate occurring by chance occurring by accident inconceivable unknowing impromptu subconscious not in the cards uncanny unheralded providential peculiar arbitrary uncertain ad hoc propitious opportune auspicious atypical offhand queer timely felicitous variable happy unwonted not planned miraculous undreamt-of unheard-of sporadic circumstantial unpublished undisclosed mistaken misguided possible stray occasional by chance unpurposeful well timed fluke lucky-dog happening unexpectedly spot better than expected withheld luck out luck in unplanned for depending liable probable probably provisional likely subject reliant out of character heaven-sent like a dream come true beyond your wildest dreams expedient convenient weird curious apt jammy chancy incalculable fanciful far-fetched quaint eerie prosperous privileged successful unlikely incomprehensible mystifying puzzling spooky healthy anomalous singular exceptional spur-of-the-moment unprepared at the mercy of events aberrant rare wholesome well-off profitable unique shattering muddling unordinary whimsical nonplusing portentous confusing discomfiting dismaying conspicuous nonplussing extemporary off-the-cuff unrehearsed ad-lib improvisational unconsidered extempore improvised unstudied offhanded snap irregular uncustomary untypical golden promising bright at random preternatural especial aberrated enviable meet advantageous favored proper just fair favorable nice efficacious fitting exceeding unparalleled extraordinaire impulsive unscheduled down and dirty unaccountable isolated unrepresentative favoured favourable well-timed rogue freak

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Causing worry, distress or anxiety
troublous upsetting distressing disturbing troublesome disquieting perturbing unsettling troubling worrisome discomforting discomposing nagging worrying bothersome nasty trying annoying irksome irritating aggravating unpleasant vexing provoking harassing difficult dismaying discouraging wearisome alarming tiresome inconvenient painful distressful burdensome disconcerting disagreeable frightening discommoding severe agitating ominous depressing foreboding gloomy onerous sinister perplexing creepy hard laborious pessimistic toilsome consequential disruptive impeding intrusive threatening embarrassing prophetic uncertain nerve-racking harrowing unnerving hairy fraught nail-biting nerve-wracking tormenting confronting displeasing hurtful shocking disappointing restless anxious tense nervous uneasy concerning discomfiting devastating off-putting gut-wrenching taxing tough vexatious arduous demanding challenging exacting exhausting punishing tiring gruelling stressful wearing strenuous heavy tricky grueling sticky awkward rough oppressive fatiguing rigorous crushing problematic back-breaking uphill thorny exasperating prickly wearying draining enervating tedious harsh sapping testing delicate knotty grievous exigent ticklish formidable weighty grim dodgy excruciating rugged brutal grinding problematical sensitive traumatic stiff Herculean hellish galling controversial intricate touchy murderous catchy frustrating backbreaking tricksy spiny dangerous maddening cruel bitter infuriating weary complicated tight baffling dire involved agonizing pressured crippling complex critical killing persnickety nettlesome agonising convoluted wicked herculean serious precarious chancy moiling sweaty hellacious effortful labored knackering laboured niggling pesky provocative grave plaguy bleak embittering mean drudging hazardous forbidding ugly stimulating hardhanded inhuman searing relentless tall intractable ponderous pestilent unremitting torturous debilitating bruising enervative hectic awful iffy dark perilous vexed intolerable Augean boring pressing slavish unfriendly toilful dubious energy-consuming difficile anxiety-ridden tough going operose unbearable suspect questionable spartan hostile daunting harrying puzzling scary anxious-making apprehensive hefty mystifying a stinker of a shattering unsparing depleting responsible pointed echinated briery dreadful dour gnawing dogged extreme tortuous slow uncomfortable time-consuming austere cumbersome merciless excessive overtaxing overpowering plodding headache nice risky wretched exerting unsteady unstable inconstant volatile capricious fickle temperamental mercurial rocky variable changeable pestilential pestiferous killer pick-and-shovel offensive teasing importunate protracted worksome lengthy hardworking afflicting ungovernable undisciplined murder damaging repressive rowdy messy infestive disorderly instigative inflaming charged inflammatory exciting instigating inciting piquing incendiary affronting goading insulting agitational agitative edgy in-your-face obstructive irking stringent a nuisance an imposition carking superincumbent

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Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms
lurid sensational shocking exaggerated graphic explicit grisly gruesome macabre melodramatic disgusting ghastly revolting colourful extravagant gory hideous horrifying overdramatized rubbishy sensationalist trashy unrestrained appalling cheap kitschy prurient pulp ribald salacious tasteless dirty filthy grim repugnant savage suggestive violent atrocious awful dreadful frightful grewsome grotesque horrendous horrible horrid horrific juicy monstrous morbid nightmare nightmarish shock-horror tacky terrible terrific unearthly vivid full-frontal yellow bloody colorful deep distinct extreme fiery garish low-down obscene off-color offensive purple racy raunchy rough salty sanguine sinister striking terrifying frightening dire unspeakable loathsome sickening harrowing abominable fearful vile distressing abhorrent alarming repulsive nauseating eerie bad scary forbidding odious beastly spine-chilling hellacious heinous unnerving upsetting fearsome repellent hair-raising direful disturbing nasty from hell dark gross formidable spooky godawful cruel daunting disagreeable sick hateful distasteful detestable grievous intimidating disquieting chilling grody unpleasant foul sombre somber gloomy grave wicked weird execrable redoubtable bleak outrageous black traumatic spookish diabolical ghostly hellish funereal morose shadowy sepulchral wretched worrying solemn dread depressing disheartening objectionable despicable ugly ghoulish deplorable severe petrifying dismal egregious nauseous lamentable noxious disgustful loathly mean sick-making abysmal disconcerting vicious scandalous intolerable displeasing evil perturbing serious unsettling unpalatable insufferable contemptible troublesome creepy miserable shameful agitating unbearable obnoxious undesirable unhealthy rotten sad lousy desperate ominous noisome very bad bloodcurdling unwelcome unfortunate troubling barbaric villainous disgraceful inhuman fiendish nefarious dismaying irksome discomforting barbarous cold sickly ruthless infamous sullen brutish sober terrorizing unsightly base merciless devilish annoying sadistic discouraging shady discomposing unacceptable foreboding humourless humorless irritating terrorising sedate unforgivable tragic dreaded glum desolate cheerless flagitious God-awful off-putting unsavory gray mournful grey hairy woeful unsavoury calamitous repellant icky difficult doleful bitter harsh yucky astounding parlous beyond the pale tremendous gut-wrenching overwhelming hostile shuddersome dangerous gut-churning sensationalistic overripe dramatic taboo critical poignant whiz-bang bilious unwholesome insalubrious unattractive unhealthful haunting diabolic twisted perverted unthinkable unmentionable iniquitous deathly satanic bestial scaring loud great depraved demoralizing bothersome unkind callous lou terribly bad discommoding unpardonable abject immoral aberrant spine-tingling blood-stained inconvenient disastrous punk excessive lewd wrong vexing strange sublime baleful heavy inexcusable misshapen fugly freaky misproportioned reptilian Kafkaesque frozen gnarly huckery onerous suffocating like death warmed up overpowering demoralising reprehensible rubbish mushy pulpy trash pulpish nightmarey phantasmagorical unreal like the back end of a bus as ugly as sin worrisome rebarbative exceptionable agonizing stressful torturous uncanny dim faint mortuary haggard wraithlike supernatural deathlike corpselike unnatural anemic weak anaemic stupefying poor crummy distressful uncomfortable mortifying unsatisfactory stinking tormenting heartbreaking troublous unendurable fraught vexatious regrettable stunning rancid astonishing bewildering fulsome amazing staggering surprising tragical uncool yukky grotty unhappy saddening sour pathetic unappealing awkward afflicting uninviting afflictive affecting glaring excruciating hurtful galling concerning agonising anguished sorrowful heartrending painful uncongenial unlovely unpleasing nerve-racking nail-biting heart-rending heart-breaking extremely bad nerve-wracking brutal straitened unpropitious dour unfriendly ill-fated hard-pressed inhospitable hard joyless hopeless tough discommodious tortured harmful perilous troubled full of hardship doubtful threatening strained exacting adverse ill-omened treacherous ill-boding injurious austere negative inauspicious oppressive pressing precarious comfortless exigent messy jeopardous unfavorable apocalyptic rocky unfavourable infernal murderous black-hearted flagrant low dreary melancholic melancholy dispirited depressive tenebrous inhumane heartless scurvy butcherly brute truculent wanton pitiless murky drab mirthless lugubrious drear dingy cacodemonic facinorous death-obsessed sinful ungodly dishonourable dastardly dishonorable sorry corrupt sordid criminal damnable malicious degenerate accursed ignoble reprobate unholy pitiful malevolent demonic unprincipled rank ferocious unrighteous fierce remorseless ignominious opprobrious unlawful disreputable putrid notorious yucko paltry unethical cold-blooded chronic pitiable vulgar coarse impure bloodthirsty unutterable unscrupulous dissolute demoniac discreditable skanky crooked malfeasant indecent shabby shameless perverse illegal unfair indescribable Mephistophelian malignant smutty unfeeling inadequate inferior unclean shoddy dishonest profane impious bent warped crude wrongful maleficent immodest unworthy sanguinary grubby demonical spiteful cursed demoniacal cruddy sullied pits knavish degrading debased underhand preposterous roguish scoundrelly unmerciful uncaring hard-hearted rascally morally wrong uncharitable crying dislikeable pernicious malodorous blatant unappetizing fell fetid smelly squalid peccable scurrilous lame scabby scummy sneaking ratty unrelenting mephitic bum pongy stinky whiffy grimy funky bogging not cricket niffy miasmal blue substandard olid irreligious festy homicidal satanical sacrilegious foetid blasphemous blameworthy unrespectable louche shy unsympathetic obvious useless godless amoral inglorious duff poxy arrant pants conspicuous indefensible illicit patent lawless catastrophic illegitimate unreasonable cataclysmic miscreant unsparing on the nose stark insupportable underhanded worthless pronounced improper third-rate forlorn degraded cold-hearted insensitive ridiculous abandoned licentious uncompassionate capital vomitous unhallowed snide currish wolfish inconsiderate a load of pants acrid polluted foul-smelling evil-smelling sleazy smudged bedraggled befouled bemired dusty uncleanly draggled muddy stained mucky besmirched blackened unsportsmanlike grungy begrimed soiled uncivilised uncivilized low-minded poison X-rated vomit-inducing ruinous felonious devastating trying barefaced humiliating indictable taxing Hadean brazen senseless deliberate ropy enormous mediocre confounded demonian Luciferian outright undisguised utter beyond contempt piteous unjust hard-boiled profligate audacious naked evident debauched embarrassing erring fallen ogreish unconcealed manifest laughable exorbitant complete inept faulty unbecoming wrathful sucky stone-hearted unforgiving unpitying immoderate palpable transparent inexpressible overt second-rate absurd caitiff ineffable crazed tainted thick-skinned hard-nosed obdurate compassionless desensitized indurate soulless unkindly affectless slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners ironhearted case-hardened pachydermatous insensate stonyhearted stoney stony implacable dolorous unjustifiable unchaste lascivious bawdy unbelievable unseemly scatological scatologic destructive revulsive loose lustful desensitised pornographic serpentine unconscionable wayward strong hated out and out out-and-out brass-necked hateable ornery raw porno barnyard scabrous red in tooth and claw stomach-churning stomach-turning with a heart of stone ogry ogrish dislikable transgressing ruffianly blackguardly brackish catty thievish pestilential culpable peccant sneaky Stygian untold outcast crass undescribable ravening good-for-nothing naughty cussed foolish uncouth beneath contempt frenetic maniacal mad possessed impoverished oppressed undignified ill-famed tenth-rate slimy downer bummer rancorous ignorant unlucky unsocial cowardly inequitable poisonous intemperate drunken carnal crucial aggressive gloating abusive cringe-making contaminated untamed insubordinate libidinous demoralised demoralized wild ill-reputed questionable unconcerned bearish tactless indifferent gruff urgent not up to snuff poverty-stricken mephistophelean unrefined uncultured unlettered bad-hearted inconceivable servile inelegant menial intense defective cannibalistic malign relentless drastic detested execrated wilful unimaginable reviled backbiting untrue maligning vilifying traducing detractive gossiping detracting testing pressured demanding frustrating crippling irretrievable weighty despised very disgusting abnormal extraordinary hellborn cloven-footed needless unjustified arbitrary acute highly improper portentous bodeful abominated loathed abhorred sheer plain cut-throat gruelling arduous tiring unprovoked red hot bungling steep oppressing scowling absolute downright inordinate unqualified beyond words preternatural undefinable nagging apparent unmitigated significant major inconsistent incompatible contradictory opposed silly god-awful rueful derisory ludicrous foolish-looking disappointing gratuitous groundless motiveless indescribably bad indescribably wicked beyond description indescribably evil maggot unwarranted maddening impossible OTT exasperating averse antipathetic inimical antagonistic O.T.T. extortionate tricky antisocial against opposite alien invidious extrinsic counter extraneous unconformable different unfitted foreign irreverent too great shaming disgracing debauching depraving debasing contumelious grueling too horrible for words guilty willed unmotivated deleterious damaging in opposition over the top baneful mischievous prejudicial incorrigible nocuous detrimental ill stony-hearted aimless bloodless unemotional late unheard of reeking reeky undisciplined unruly contrary insolent double-crossing stern inclement a stinker of a a bummer of a musty stenchy high fusty flinty draconian frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty bad news pigpen ripe yecchy slaughterous roughshod virulent open bold flaunting ostentatious forbidden prohibited proscribed cataclysmal unashamed flagitous interdicted banned censored flaming noticeable disconsolate unprintable bald-faced bare-faced sorrowing grieving grief-stricken broken-hearted heartbroken no good rude indecorous impolite devastated inconsolable downcast mourning despairing down distressed dispiriting godforsaken pessimistic crestfallen dejected depressed downhearted stick out like sore thumb frowned on disapproved of out of bounds off limits darkening hanging out impermissible not to be spoken of restricted off-limits no go that dare not speak its name woebegone tenebrific chill sunless plutonian lonesome lonely elegiacal dreich saturnine Cimmerian elegiac cloudy low-spirited down in the mouth long-faced down in the dumps

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Striking in appearance or effect
dramatic exciting imposing striking tense thrilling impressive spectacular stunning electrifying staggering suspenseful breathtaking amazing astonishing astounding extraordinary fascinating gripping incredible lively outstanding riveting sensational awesome climactic dazzling exceptional graphic memorable phenomenal powerful remarkable vivid effective heady high-octane shock-horror stem-winding arresting bodacious bold brilliant commanding conspicuous emphatic intense noisy studied sudden awe-inspiring breath-taking eye-catching action-packed jaw-dropping rip-roaring hair-raising gee-whizz melodramatic noticeable notable prominent marked noteworthy emotional sensationalistic histrionic shocking lurid showy obvious scandalous manifest surprising distinctive screaming significant kenspeckle splashy catchy flamboyant grabby pronounced catchpenny eye-popping salient dramaturgical rare uncommon unusual signal sensationalist gee-whiz dramaturgic out of the ordinary histrionical expressive affecting farcical comic the distinct evident unmistakable attractive wonderful strong visible clear-cut theatrical drop-dead clear engaging perceptible appreciable observable forcible beautiful attention-grabbing captivating gorgeous forceful dynamite lofty charming singular telling confounding bizarre jazzy cogent arrestive wondrous compelling distinguished can't miss it tragic theatric thespian horrifying stirring revealing appalling important interesting momentous newsworthy yellow historic buzzworthy pointed pungent excessive extravagant livid tabloid coarse X-rated stimulating piquant rough sultry vulgar colored coloured

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Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
prodigious enormous huge massive vast colossal gigantic immense mammoth tremendous monumental amazing mighty wonderful gargantuan inordinate remarkable striking extraordinary fantastic great impressive large marvelous marvellous phenomenal staggering astounding considerable exceptional fabulous giant miraculous sizeable stupendous substantial unusual astonishing humongous mega monstrous stunning terrific breathtaking dramatic flabbergasting incredible sensational spectacular unbelievable abnormal astronomic astronomical Brobdingnagian bumper cosmic cosmical cyclopean elephantine fantabulous galactic gigantesque grand herculean heroic heroical Himalayan humungous jumbo king-size king-sized leviathan mind-blowing mind-boggling monster mountainous oceanic oversized pharaonic planetary super super-duper supersize supersized titanic vasty walloping whacking whopping awesome ginormous immeasurable stellar wondrous big copious gross king size mortal ominous profuse towering awe-inspiring jaw-dropping eye-opening fascinating majestic fantastical eye-popping out of this world magnificent exciting surprising thrilling imposing heart-stopping overwhelming enthralling dazzling glorious enchanting bewitching captivating sensorial mind-bending beautiful far-out resplendent empyreal portentous splendorous confounding sublime special splendid humbling stupefying intense brilliant moving amazeballs something else admirable profound divine like a dream come true blissful unheard-of unimaginable charming unique fabled beguiling far out envigorating heavenly enlightening invigorating fairy-tale enlivening stimulating fairytale-like out of the ordinary dream-filled ethereal magical extravagant eye-catching arresting transcendent commanding prominent out of sight notable inspiring electrifying perfect showy sightly sumptuous exquisite arrestive surpassing dreamy luxurious lavish unmitigated magnific shocking theatrical heart-stirring awe-striking blinding theatric some hulking thumping epic extensive whopping great whacking great Herculean thumping great hefty bulky very large sizable heavy extreme weighty very big significant outstanding goodly voluminous oversize brobdingnagian handsome grandiose ample excessive singular Bunyanesque boundless outsized almighty rare formidable abundant outsize very great infinite generous major behemoth blimp princely expansive strange tidy powerful biggish wide limitless exorbitant appreciable odd noteworthy uncommon pythonic large-scale preternatural largish serious solid ponderous acute bizarre memorable plenteous strong broad marked lofty high superhuman mastodonic weird indescribable atypical superb plentiful dirty great substantive husky unprecedented uncanny incalculable long supernatural anomalous unreal peculiar massy superabundant whale of a tall measureless unlimited excellent whaling distinguished conspicuous inconceivable deep aberrant uncustomary especial unparalleled pronounced extraordinaire unwonted superior Homeric exceeding mondo important behemothic awful thundering complete overgrown curious unutterable heavyweight queer capacious noticeable freak eminent commodious full aberrated stately spacious good healthy unearthly unforgettable royal respectable boxcar severe elevated supreme momentous transcendental endless unaccountable supernormal cumbersome roaring unwieldy profitable resounding sky-high giant-sized august unbounded bountiful extra-large impossible unfamiliar roomy emphatic unexpected kingly statuesque unnatural fine decisive untypical imperial unconventional regal insane innumerable fat baronial rip-roaring ambitious titan liberal inexplicable illimitable exalted super-colossal interminable untold signal cumbrous sweeping prosperous terrible immoderate mysterious irregular giant-size advantageous sufficient steep man-size of considerable size man-sized comprehensive lucrative entire noble innumerous unco barn door far-reaching consequential whole ridiculous unnumberable extended unaccustomed larger-than-life plethoric overmuch conclusive proud overextravagant palatial oddball unheard of freakish unmistakable unqualified whopper gorgeous unthinkable worthwhile devilish refreshing great big splendiferous unordinary classic countless out-and-out thorough historic utmost much a whale of a super colossal reasonable incommunicable numberless thunderous eternal sky-scraping multistorey indeterminable unfathomable uncountable inestimable not to be sneezed at soaring outlandish fathomless meaty hulky cavernous strapping thick burly monolithic wicked extremely large extremely big critical urgent skyscraping Gargantuan paramount jumbo-sized illustrious uncounted stiff eccentric dreadful cracking uncommunicable absurd wild superlative global Cyclopean rich improbable altitudinous funny prolific fearful crazy mad myriad gallant multitudinous unlikely implausible material undue never-ending offbeat far-fetched other-worldly mahoosive out-of-the-way unrestrained unconscionable unusually good towery incongruous novel inexpressible intemperate ghostly distinctive overdue overweening intolerable unreasonable disproportionate preposterous detailed preeminent deviant ludicrous prodigal megalithic extortionate superfluous overkill overboard off-the-wall supermundane mastodontic socking great never to be forgotten profligate heavy-duty atypic numerous bounteous unmeasurable uncharacteristic overabundant uncurbed off the wall unrepresentative good-size good-sized full-size too good to be true outré mystifying imprudent outrageous opulent stirring palatine too many O.T.T. bull out of the way elegant celestial too much OTT over the top solemn out of all proportion swanky queenly way out out there a bit much adequate lasting enduring rewarding top maximum immortal lumbering Moby uttermost booming deafening ear-splitting ear-piercing thrashing paying pleasing daunting laborious epoch-making clumsy Brobdignagian crashing max abiding permanent shattering widespread renowned irresistible dynamic remunerative gainful very loud expanded thaumaturgic elephantic OS devastating Olympian mundo fierce harsh horrific appalling particular desperate loud comfortable infrequent spanking frightful crucial vital through the ceiling incomprehensible bewildering invaluable priceless high rise high-rise muscly fleshy heavyset muscular beefy chunky brawny sturdy stout thickset supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lank catholic cosmogonic interstellar intergalactic interplanetary cosmopolitan empyrean cosmogonal space ecumenical protracted well-built fair providential touching cherished lordly crushing paralysing decent Falstaffian paunchy flabby hunky fubsy arduous measurable paranormal stretched-out far-flung spread-out prolonged dignified prime wide-ranging marathon larger buxom greater zaftig what haughty extra special tolerable inconsistent baroque fancy unmerciful wonderworking numinous supranatural fair-sized family-sized economy-size life-size swelled family-size fair-size economy-sized all-inclusive seldom seen paralyzing overcoming lengthy decided wholesale pretty fundamental deviating exhilarating inexhaustible bottomless precious the what great metaphysical mystical otherworldly unworldly very long difficult to believe rising raised high-reaching unrelenting de trop unyielding big and strong not inconsiderable roly-poly powerfully built muscle-bound solidly built broad in the beam broad-shouldered corn-fed well upholstered well fed godlike non-typical divergent worth taking into account fab central pressing essential ostentatious the utmost valuable deviate aberrational devious wide-reaching exhaustive mass puzzling airy spiring aerial unmatchable ultimate eerie pre-eminent occult deviative portly venerable ascending universal nationwide omnipotent bionic undescribable famous unorthodox jarring heteroclite foreign creepy spooky off-centre ultra earthshaking earth-shattering leading packed chock-full stuffed intercontinental worldwide brimming crowded across-the-board international awash all-encompassing first-rate first-class no end of beyond price perplexing baffling splashy bold awkward flamboyant catchy upraised alpine uplifted daggy wacko eldritch unnumbered beyond human smashing primo salient unhandy ungainly avant-garde original breaking new ground loner cool eery spookish haunting unmanageable multiple manifold many rum freaky bizarro world class unmanoeuvrable incommodious girthy legion inspired inexplainable very strange supranormal scary ghoulish secret high-priority overriding dire uppermost gilt-edged unsummed unspeakable zero cool private too many to be counted without number hidden unknown unexpressed ineffable beyond measure indefinable undreamed of an incalculable number of an infinite number of telling of great consequence unmissable life-and-death earnest page-one grave uncalculable cardinal capital burning newsworthy of great moment determining of import of great import of moment front-page unwarranted unrestricted unbridled exaggerated meaningful very many gratuitous needless surplus uncontrolled wanton improvident forceful indulgent dizzying redundant wasteful dissipated fanciful dubious unrealistic unhampered unchecked overgenerous extra unnecessary silly more recrementitious stratospheric overindulgent unfettered uninhibited doubtful nonsensical whimsical irrational self-indulgent over the odds uncalled for wacky comical foolish cockamamie zany flash gnarly forby hare-brained make-believe off beaten path more than human more than one can count most important

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Extremely alarming, astonishing, or frightening
hair-raising frightening alarming shocking terrifying horrifying scary spine-chilling thrilling dreadful petrifying breathtaking chilling exciting fearsome appalling blood-curdling creepy scaring bloodcurdling dire direful dread eerie eldritch fearful forbidding formidable frightful ghastly ghostly hairy horrendous horrible intimidating nightmarish redoubtable sinister spine-tingling spooky terrible unearthly weird cliff-hanging extraordinary hair-curling suspenseful causing excitement daunting unnerving distressing awful disturbing worrying disquieting menacing monstrous dismaying harrowing upsetting horrid hideous perturbing grim disconcerting baleful gruesome macabre dangerous awesome horrific imposing disgusting hellacious sickening abominable atrocious unspeakable foul nauseating vile unsettling loathsome grisly threatening distasteful ugly lurid nauseous causing fear terrorizing awe-inspiring mean-looking tremendous impressive striking massive powerful afraid solemn troubling traumatic disheartening discouraging pulse-pounding foreboding irksome unpleasant disagreeable demoralizing bothersome depressing discomforting shivery shuddery terrorising discommoding displeasing grotesque unsightly unpalatable troublesome nerve-racking objectionable vexing discomposing onerous demoralising hateful gut-wrenching outrageous scandalous disgraceful offensive revolting odious repulsive abhorrent repellent repugnant obscene stupefying bad deplorable stunning godawful abysmal rancid astonishing terrific glaring detestable grewsome obnoxious staggering repellant fulsome amazing bewildering nasty from hell gross surprising nightmare noxious evil wicked noisome agitating overwhelming heinous ominous grievous gloomy dismal morbid bleak calamitous dark bodeful wretched brooding severe ghoulish serious grave bullying shuddersome lamentable minatory warning minacious hostile unwelcoming inauspicious inhospitable off-putting desperate glowering tragic ferocious hellish dreaded disastrous black miserable portentous fierce cold sepulchral funereal parlous gory beastly extreme shadowy lousy spookish shady unfortunate perplexing bone-chilling admonitory feared Kafkaesque strong mighty eery comminatory cautionary minatorial unapproachable aggressive browbeating pressuring overpowering commanding doughty invincible indomitable resolute terribly bad very bad unreal nightmarey phantasmagorical valiant strange sublime astounding fateful unpropitious baneful unlucky apocalyptic imminent courageous brave harsh all-powerful execrable egregious insufferable rough tough unfavorable unfavourable rotten vicious inconvenient punk unwelcome excessive frozen icky shameful gnarly grody mean adverse disadvantageous austere dispiriting like death warmed up dour uncomfortable hard rugged unfriendly catastrophic ruinous uninviting exacting challenging taxing fazing negative stark jarring woeful crying pressing cataclysmic critical crucial unpromising evil-looking cruel urgent untoward drastic abnormal unnatural crippling hopeless irretrievable devastating intimidatory doomy ill-boding looming ill thunderous life-threatening perilous chronic exigent louring oppressing scowling heartbreaking regrettable afflictive sombre somber suggestive of evil misshapen freakish malformed glum dreary melancholic melancholy dispirited depressive desolate morose cheerless approaching lowering overhanging sullen tenebrous sad unpretty mutant unappealing unhandsome miscreated unbeautiful unattractive distorted shapeless ill-favored deformed unlovely unpleasing homely uncomely teratoid pitiless gray mournful dingy murky grey drab mirthless lugubrious drear fiendish sick unhealthy ill-favoured God-awful death-obsessed

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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
mind-boggling exciting stimulating stirring thrilling rousing exhilarating electrifying inspiring intoxicating breathtaking galvanising galvanizing charged exhilarative electric galvanic kicky amazing astonishing wonderful overwhelming stunning challenging spectacular stupendous baffling complex complicated confusing difficult puzzling staggering surprising mind-blowing heart-stopping hair-raising mind-bending rip-roaring eye-opening invigorating dramatic dynamic moving explosive shocking knife-edge cliffhanging envigorating gripping enthralling riveting compelling sensational intense suspenseful powerful arousing adrenaline-charged spine-tingling nerve-racking stem-winding edge-of-the-seat wild tense energizing jolting heady animating buzzy volatile adrenalized juiced power-driven magnetic AC electrical captivating electronic energetic plug-in rechargeable emotional motor-driven energising absorbing DC battery operated lively refreshing inspiriting spirited inspirational fascinating provocative anthemic stimulative enlivening uplifting emotive impassioned animated passionate action-packed striking impressive exhilarant magnificent motivating provoking thought-provoking emotion-charged soul-stirring enchanting eye-popping wondrous fabulous bracing incredible vigorous intriguing tonic astounding exalting entertaining encouraging enthusiastic hearty affecting sexy appealing interesting exhilaratory awe-inspiring awesome mind-altering piquant awakening memorable compulsive delightful vibrant galvanical inflammatory electrically powered agitational vitalizing brisk brilliant fantastic strong heartrending heartbreaking imbued suffused fraught laden loaded full saturated pervaded permeated filled potent revitalizing cheering gladdening beautiful jaw-dropping elating hallucinogenic sparkling stupefying inconceivable hallucinatory psychedelic microelectronic automated automatic amazeballs giddy revitalising quickening animative elevating ripping boisterous rollicking riotous uproarious heart-stirring out of this world adrenalizing exalté hectic titillating adrenaline-fueled giving one food for thought shaking trembling shivering quaking vibrating shuddering renewing reinvigorating frantic blood-tingling exquisite swinging fab large miraculous boss mad restorative zero cool roborant motivational heartening persuasive impactful arresting curious engaging influential poignant impelling attention-grabbing engrossing instigating affective touching instigative triggering inciting meaningful piquing exceptional noteworthy immersing hypnotising meaty inviting charismatic eventful unique amusing newsy beguiling splashy relatable marvelous hypnotizing prepossessing attractive hypnotic remarkable tantalising involving vivid racy enticing out of the ordinary mesmerising pleasurable worthy of note fresh mesmerizing tantalizing preoccupying bewitching charming newsworthy unputdownable alluring entrancing portentous consuming mesmeric spellbinding trenchant marvellous topical seductive fine showy pleasing unboring emphatic diverting buzzworthy magical

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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
graphic vivid detailed explicit striking clear expressive forceful descriptive illustrative lively pictorial picturesque telling uninhibited cogent colourful lucid lurid powerful punchy realistic rich shocking delineated visual effective highly coloured photographic well-drawn colorful compelling comprehensible concrete convincing definite distinct eloquent figurative forcible full incisive intelligible lifelike moving perspicuous precise stirring strong unequivocal well defined well delineated well drawn well expressed leaving nothing to the imagination evocative revealing stimulating dramatic suggestive impressive meaningful pregnant indicative pointed arresting graphical interesting animated poignant passionate imaginative significant revelatory scintillating intense fascinating memorable artistic persuasive bright haunting warm silver-tongued articulate affecting meaning brilliant potent ardent true to life touching symbolic allusive demonstrative redolent representative signifying pithy sententious unusual deep definitive characterful distinctive narrative vibrant bold reminiscent chocolate-box pictographic pleasant gay exciting fluent resonant remindful invigorating racy enthusiastic dynamic vigorous vivacious zestful graceful resonant with remindful of faithful unforgettable authentic influential envigorating refreshing sharp calling up emotive effectual aggressive authoritative great irresistible glib well-spoken smooth-tongued well-expressed zappy in-your-face active theatrical fresh magniloquent grandiloquent rhetorical fervid fervent impassioned smooth-spoken well spoken outspoken vocal facund voluble succinct terse crystal clear hard-hitting true-to-life sharply-etched emotional charged sympathetic energetic indicatory allegorical connoting characteristic giveaway reflective evidential illuminating telltale informative exhibitive calculating representational hinting denoting insightful significatory symptomatic knowing valid insinuating emblematic token oracular denotative relevant solemn symbolical purposeful inspired visionary indicating emotion indicating feeling deeply felt emphatic understanding pathetic full of emotion thoughtful representing open ingenious easy-to-read full of feeling spirited mobile communicative sensitive alive indicating tender masterly showy responsive

Adjective

Not happening or encountered often
uncommon rare unusual odd strange curious peculiar queer singular uncustomary unfamiliar bizarre extraordinary novel abnormal offbeat unconventional weird atypical irregular unexpected deviant freakish outlandish alien funny oddball out-of-the-way quirky scarce unaccustomed unique freaky infrequent outré arcane eccentric egregious exotic extreme fantastic few nondescript original out of the way outre surprising unorthodox wonderful something else way out off the wall unheard of few and far between out of the ordinary thin on the ground different unwonted exceptional new anomalous unprecedented special remarkable aberrant fresh unknown phenomenal untried left-field inventive innovative innovatory especial innovational avant-garde ingenious advanced creative modern freak imaginative groundbreaking revolutionary incredible aberrated pioneering newfangled inconceivable preternatural off-centre neoteric contemporary state-of-the-art new-fashioned ultra-modern ground-breaking alternative radical experimental trailblazing futuristic unheard-of originative modernistic disruptive extraordinaire cutting-edge cutting edge leading-edge isolated out-of-the-box just out sporadic uncharacteristic unordinary exceeding conspicuous atypic refreshing obscure foreign quaint untested latest recent remote unexplored uninvestigated recondite little known out of the common breaking new ground seldom occasional dissimilar avant garde distinct altered variant ready imported clever artful brand new up to date fundamental progressive transformational not prepared drastic unhackneyed this season's new-fangled up-to-date variational Promethean deviceful uncanny mysterious inexplicable intriguing game-changing world-shattering up-and-coming forward-looking beyond your ken noteworthy prodigious memorable eminent astonishing prominent unparalleled outstanding awesome amazing significant distinguished far-out awe-inspiring visionary inspired inspiring seminal distinctive artistic funky far cry

Verb

Causing of amazement
amazing astonishing astounding blowing away stupefying bewildering blowing one's mind bowling over flabbergasting impressing staggering stunning surprising baffling dazzling dumbfounding flummoxing mystifying puzzling shocking alluring attracting awing beguiling bewitching captivating charming electrifying enchanting enthralling mind-bending perplexing striking flooring rocking taking aback dazing disconcerting thunderstriking dumfounding knocking for six confounding nonplussing overwhelming shaking up surprizing throwing shaking striking dumb knocking sideways confusing taking by surprise stopping someone in their tracks leaving open-mouthed unnerving discomposing leaving aghast appalling jolting knocking out knocking for a loop bemusing dismaying catching off balance knocking the stuffing out of fazing overcoming unsettling benumbing paralysing boggling numbing aweing rendering speechless paralyzing upsetting disturbing stumping overpowering befuddling fogging alarming devastating muddling knocking over boggling the mind taking someone's breath away petrifying setting someone back on their heels throwing a curve hitting like a ton of bricks horrifying discombobulating buffaloing foxing agitating perturbing shattering disquieting graveling gravelling wildering posing mazing befogging obfuscating fuddling disorienting addling jarring overawing mixing up distracting abashing discomfiting knocking over with feather making someone scratch their head throwing off balance taking your breath away consternating taking the wind out of your sails springing something on causing to be at a stand putting one away springing on galvanizing moving touching affecting blurring dizzying disordering gobsmacking throwing into a tizzy throwing a curveball galvanising giving a shock taking breath away taking someone aback filling with wonder putting away filling with amazement making speechless disorientating throwing for a loop boggling someone's mind beating besotting knocking senseless bamboozling muddying vexing getting setting someone thinking frightening terrifying cowing bringing around hitting putting out of action outraging knocking the stuffing out of someone screwing up revolting disgusting offending nauseating sickening scandalizing taking one's breath away causing wonder striking with awe rattling daunting intimidating traumatizing repelling distressing displeasing provoking showboating scaring grandstanding hotdogging knocking socks off delighting angering antagonizing scandalising hitting like ton of bricks raising someone's eyebrows giving a turn completely surprising traumatising insulting giving someone a turn grossing out shaking out of your complacency giving offence to antagonising conquering bringing up short

Verb

Present participle for cause to feel sudden shock or alarm
frightening scaring alarming surprising agitating shocking disconcerting disturbing affrighting alaruming disquieting frighting horrifying panicking perturbing scarifying spooking terrifying terrorising terrorizing unsettling flabbergasting awing aweing consternating deterring springing staggering giving a shock giving someone a fright giving someone a jolt making jump shaking up taking aback taking someone aback giving a turn giving someone a turn scaring to death springing something on scaring the bejesus out of making someone jump out of their skin appalling dismaying unnerving daunting petrifying upsetting intimidating flustering worrying rattling chilling chillin striking terror into scaring stiff ruffling shaking discomforting unhinging putting the wind up distressing confounding discomposing fazing disheartening throwing into a panic demoralizing scaring the living daylights out of distracting demoralising perplexing filling with fear discouraging troubling cowing scaring someone out of their wits putting the fear of God into scaring the pants off throwing into a blue funk discomfiting undoing flurrying astounding scaring witless bewildering concerning freaking out unmanning bothering making your hair stand on end browbeating vexing bulldozing distempering hagriding exercising frazzling ailing derailing fussing scaring away nonplussing throwing frustrating giving someone goose pimples paralysing curdling the blood stunning making one's flesh creep giving one the creeps amazing stupefying frightening to death weirding out puzzling throwing off balance depressing paralyzing frightening the life out of making your blood run cold frightening the living daylights out of putting the wind up someone getting to dispiriting confusing repelling stiffing discountenancing abashing scaring off giving someone the heebie-jeebies embarrassing making teeth chatter freezing your blood chilling to the bone making blood run cold flummoxing getting the wind up annoying astonishing discombobulating putting off making someone's hair stand on end scaring the hell out of frightening someone out of their wits scaring the life out of making uneasy throwing into a fright making someone shake in their shoes sending into a cold sweat dumbfounding making one's blood run cold fouling up scaring silly dazing psyching out throwing into a tizzy throwing into a tizz filling with terror frightening out of your wits scaring the pants off of putting someone off their stroke throwing into panic working up freaking freezing chilling someone to the marrow plaguing harassing hassling transfixing scaring someone half to death paralysing with fear chilling off incommoding stampeding pestering fretting unquieting making anxious dejecting making one's teeth chatter immobilizing making someone jump out of his skin scaring the living daylights out of someone striking fear into making your flesh creep making fretful making restless exciting numbing putting chill on immobilising benumbing disarming jolting baffling filling with panic throwing into disarray disorienting undermining needling flooring uncalming sapping enervating weakening buffaloing riding enfeebling unbalancing deranging threatening menacing bullying arousing intruding stirring up outraging grieving piquing afflicting rousing provoking irritating paining galling badgering interfering tiring complicating irking oppressing catching off balance mortifying bowling over putting into a flap throwing off setting back causing someone to lose their composure disarranging balking bugging graveling hindering gravelling tyrannizing tormenting persecuting victimizing burning up putting someone off baulking taking by surprise getting in the way coercing strong-arming mau-mauing making nervous making fearful making afraid putting out of countenance bludgeoning striking terror in victimising tyrannising dragooning hectoring saddening stopping someone in their tracks upsetting apple cart making someone scratch their head setting someone back on their heels putting someone off their stride causing to be at a stand making it hot for someone putting the frighteners on making things hot for someone inspiring panic in dashing disappointing chagrining disillusioning disenchanting disgruntling pothering snafuing mystifying letting down scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end knocking sideways filling with consternation knocking for six messing up screwing up lousing up mucking up crazing giving someone grief pushing around leaning on making waves picking on pressurizing harrying hurting agonizing turning sickening nagging fuddling blustering enforcing pressurising agonising flipping flipping out issuing threats to turning on egging on giving a hard time heating hurrying bustling inciting inflaming despairing torturing putting on edge muddling sending into a spin addling causing disquiet to exasperating aggravating stimulating chafing besetting bedevilling beleaguering bedeviling aggrieving fermenting causing anxiety to examining moving working someone up bugging up making flip pushing buttons ventilating niggling burdening fearing stewing stressing sweating trying straining weighing down destabilizing disordering pressuring grinding disorganizing jumbling disarraying dementing rummaging disrupting discommoding downing displacing giving a bad time causing concern to gnawing at hacking you off making uncomfortable causing discomfort to driving up the wall interrupting domineering subduing hounding destabilising displeasing railroading pulling the rug from under throwing into confusion throwing into uproar throwing into disorder pulling the rug out from under offending inconveniencing angering obliging forcing bullyragging compelling overawing peeving constraining blackjacking bogarting steamrollering miffing wounding indisposing narking incapacitating cramping debilitating jeoparding imperilling endangering periling adventuring jeopardizing venturing risking compromising imperiling hazarding keying up hurting somebody's feelings ticking off rocking the boat laying up bumming out winding up getting across getting at firing up getting on someone's wick getting someone making a scene hacking off twisting someone's arm pushing about using strong-arm tactics on warning gambling with uttering threats to whipping around scaring hell out of looming impending putting heat on portending lowering jeopardising abusing fulminating admonishing flexing muscles blackmailing making threats to growling snarling threatening to harm cautioning making threats against forewarning walking heavy scowling threatening to kill shaking fist at comminating looking daggers making threat

Verb

Present participle for to move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards

Antonym of startling

startling Idiom, Proverb

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