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Something shocking may occur in the final act. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What came out at the trial by way of evidence was truly shocking at times. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was very close to her brother and this is the most shocking news. The Sun (2014)What accounting system could possibly justify such a shocking waste of resources? Times, Sunday Times (2014)You would be forgiven for thinking that shocking holiday phone bills were a thing of the past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those responsible for this shocking act must be found and brought to account. The Sun (2012)Not long before the end of her life my mother told me something slightly shocking. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was then that the police delivered the shocking news. The Sun (2015)This is a shocking waste of money. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Shocking to think of the poverty of life without something more than primary maths. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This shocking case must surely be a good argument for bringing back hanging. The Sun (2007)My friend did something shocking the other day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The waste of a young person is shocking. The Sun (2011)His tender and often shocking book is full of telling portraits of characters from all walks of life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then they get some shocking news. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That is a shocking four times the figure for April last year. The Sun (2009)Furthermore, all that is most shocking in my books is derived more or less directly from some pretty exalted sources. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The book itself was shocking. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She said: 'It was so shocking as the gull just kept coming back at me. The Sun (2013)Three members of the public recount, in detail, weird and shocking things they say happened to them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)HALF of parents worry they can't afford to feed their families, says shocking new research. The Sun (2013)A A shocking tale of terrible service from one of the biggest mobile firms. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'shocking'
British English: shocking /ˈʃɒkɪŋ/ ADJECTIVE
You can say that something is shocking if you think that it is very bad.
The newspaper story was shocking.
- American English: shocking
- Arabic: مُرَوِّع
- Brazilian Portuguese: chocante
- Chinese: 令人震惊的
- Croatian: šokantan
- Czech: šokující
- Danish: chokerende
- Dutch: schokkerend
- European Spanish: espeluznante
- Finnish: järkyttävä
- French: choquant
- German: schockierend
- Greek: σκανδαλιστικός
- Italian: scioccante
- Japanese: ショッキングな
- Korean: 충격적인
- Norwegian: sjokkerende
- Polish: wstrząsający
- European Portuguese: chocante
- Romanian: șocant
- Russian: шокирующий
- Spanish: espeluznante
- Swedish: chockerande
- Thai: ซึ่งตกใจสุดขีด
- Turkish: yüz kızartıcı
- Ukrainian: шокуючий
- Vietnamese: rất tồi
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