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Synonyms of 'striking'

(adjective) 
Definition
very noticeable
He bears a striking resemblance to Lenin.
Synonyms
distinct
There was a distinct change in her attitude.
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noticeable
These changes have had no noticeable effect on productivity.
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conspicuous
Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
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clear
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.
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obvious
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
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evident
He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
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manifest
cases of manifest injustice
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unmistakable
the unmistakable aroma of freshly ground coffee
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observable
Alcohol can, in some cases, have an observable toxic effect.
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perceptible
There was a perceptible silence, momentary but definite.
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appreciable
This has not had an appreciable effect on production.
(adjective) 
Definition
attracting attention
She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
Synonyms
impressive
The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
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dramatic
the film's dramatic special effects
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stunning (informal)
A stunning display of fireworks lit up the sky.
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wonderful
This is a wonderful achievement for one so young.
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extraordinary
He is an extraordinary musician.
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outstanding
an outstanding tennis player
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astonishing
an astonishing display of physical strength
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memorable
a memorable performance
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dazzling
He gave a dazzling performance.
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drop-dead (slang)
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out of the ordinary
Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary about him?
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jaw-dropping
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eye-popping (informal)
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gee-whizz (slang)
Opposites
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unimpressive
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vanilla (informal)
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unextraordinary

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appreciable
Definition
enough to be noticed
This has not had an appreciable effect on production.
in the sense of astonishing
an astonishing display of physical strength
Synonyms
sensational (informal),
eye-opening,
wondrous (archaic, literary),
jaw-dropping,
stupefying,
gee-whizz (slang)
in the sense of clear
Definition
evident or obvious
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.

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