• adjective: very surprising and upsetting or causing a sudden feeling of horror or disgust
  • adjective: extremely startling, distressing, or offensive
  • synonyms: horrible, horrific, ghastly


  • The fact that he was married to another woman was a 'shocking' discovery. = It was 'shocking' to discover that he was married to another woman.

  • The number of young teenagers who smoke is 'shocking'.

  • The building is in a 'shocking' state.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) God have mercy on your soul. Amen. Roll on two. And that's that. I'm frying! I'm frying! I'm a done tom turkey! This is a shocking experience! One of the witnesses showed up a day early. Let's do it again, and let's get it right this time. Get that idiot out of the chair. (..)
    1999 The Green Mile