Definition of striking in English:

striking

adjective

  • 1Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent.

    ‘the murder bore a striking similarity to an earlier shooting’
    with clause ‘it is striking that no research into the problem is being carried out’
    • ‘I mean there you have a very striking example of Protestant legacy in many instances.’
    • ‘Desdemona may be Barry's child although she bears a striking resemblance to Cliff.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the virtues of Art Since 1900 are accompanied by equally striking flaws.’
    • ‘His depiction of a plenary council does bear a striking resemblance to Detroit 1976.’
    • ‘What was particularly striking is how sophisticated medical devices are becoming.’
    • ‘What is particularly striking is the bounce in expectations concerning future business.’
    • ‘It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.’
    • ‘In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.’
    • ‘But a more striking similarity is that of method.’
    • ‘In striking contrast, our results suggest that the converse appears to be true.’
    • ‘Really a very striking parallel with the career of Jack Aubrey.’
    • ‘The only disquiet in the camp emerges from the striking similarity of each tune.’
    • ‘The pleasure of the book despite its poverty is its one really striking feature.’
    • ‘On the other hand, it does make for a more striking contrast.’
    • ‘The visually striking labels served as an effective marketing tool.’
    • ‘His usual design team has created another visually striking show.’
    • ‘The Asian samples provide a more striking contrast to the other populations.’
    • ‘After all the electrodes were attached, I bore a striking resemblance to Frankenstein.’
    • ‘In the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Jesus Christ we find very striking similarities.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.’
    noticeable, obvious, conspicuous, evident, salient, visible, distinct, prominent, marked, clear-cut, notable, manifest, unmistakable, distinctive, strong
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    1. 1.1 Dramatically good-looking or beautiful.
      ‘she is naturally striking’
      ‘a striking landscape’
      • ‘The man was about her age, with striking Mediterranean good looks.’
      • ‘He made a striking picture with the sun creating a halo made of a plethora of colors around his soggy, disheveled chestnut hair.’
      • ‘He is also according to the many girls that go to my school an excellent catch because of his striking good looks.’
      • ‘The woman was Lady Gêmini, a striking and beautiful Elf.’
      • ‘Anne Heazle was the winner of the monthly competition with her beautiful and striking flower arrangement.’
      • ‘Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.’
      • ‘As you enter the restaurant you cannot help but be impressed by the striking interior.’
      • ‘His striking good looks made him look more like a movie star.’
      • ‘I stared into his breathtaking, wonderful, gorgeous, striking, stunning eyes and felt like I was paralyzed.’
      • ‘To Kassovitz's credit, it's a visually striking picture and the locations - high in the mountainous Chamonix region - are spectacular.’
      • ‘Photographs of him at the time show he had striking good looks - he was tanned, with a head of thick black hair, well-built and fit.’
      • ‘From a purely visual standpoint, this is a striking motion picture.’
      • ‘She was a striking young woman - beautiful, cheerful, confident, proud and remarkably outgoing.’
      • ‘She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.’
      • ‘His striking hair often attracts the attention of the ladies.’
      • ‘The film looks beautiful with striking cinematography bolstered by some excellent choices of locations.’
      • ‘He was like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt - in terms of their classic, striking, masculine good looks.’
      • ‘The Lavajunkie Gallery is host to an array of striking pictures of lava flows.’
      • ‘By 1905 he had produced some of the boldest colour images ever created, including a striking picture of his wife, Green Stripe.’
      • ‘Another stall at the exhibition is hung with striking landscape oils by artist Linda Wormald.’
      impressive, imposing, grand, splendid, magnificent, spectacular, breathtaking, superb, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding, dazzling, stunning, amazing, staggering, sensational, dramatic, awesome, awe-inspiring, eye-catching, picturesque
      stunning, attractive, good-looking, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, prepossessing, comely, captivating, enchanting, arresting, ravishing, alluring, handsome, pretty, bonny
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  • 2(of an employee) on strike.

    ‘striking mineworkers’
    • ‘In addition, the striking workers are demanding that more ticket takers be contracted.’
    • ‘The amounts thus realised can then be paid back to the striking employees to meet their demands.’
    • ‘A vote by the striking employees on the offer will conclude on May 3.’
    • ‘However, wages for the striking workers are far lower than for auto workers.’
    • ‘Following Wednesday's walkout a BMC spokesman warned that it would take ‘stern action’ against the striking employees.’
    • ‘The school division has employed scabs to replace the striking workers.’
    • ‘Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.’
    • ‘Sack every striking employee forthwith and replace them all with expats.’
    • ‘One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.’
    • ‘Because of the strike, KPC temporarily halted production, as most of the striking employees were from that division.’
    • ‘It has been reported that some SFU instructors have supported the striking workers by refusing to cross picket lines.’
    • ‘The striking employees are demanding the payment of outstanding wages.’
    • ‘About a thousand of the striking workers attended a picket in Kotagala.’
    • ‘The striking workers picketed the company's Springvale head office.’
    • ‘Striking oil workers holding expatriate staff hostage agreed to release them on Friday.’
    • ‘Some 50 of the striking workers picketed on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘The striking doctors picketed the health ministry in Colombo.’
    • ‘Throughout the strike, about 2,200 managers have been doing the work of the striking employees.’
    • ‘A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.’
    • ‘The same tactics were employed against striking engineers at Heathrow.’

noun

mass noun
  • The action of striking.

    ‘substantial damage was caused by the striking of a submerged object’
    • ‘The session was sharp and snappy, concentrating on the primacy of first touch and quick striking.’
    • ‘His striking of the ball is excellent for a relative novice and his enthusiasm for the game seems to energize those around him.’
    • ‘His long-range striking from dead balls was impressive in the first half and no less so into the wind after the break.’
    • ‘She developed an unorthodox swing, but her putting ability and powerful striking of the ball made her a fearsome opponent.’
    • ‘Use this ‘center balanced’ feeling as the base for your golf swing, and your ball striking will become more consistent and predictable.’
    • ‘The Tipperary minor's smooth striking from placed balls yielded the No.14 five points, jab lifting from long range and roll lifting closer in.’
    • ‘Pet quickly jabbed once he got into striking distance to catch Collis off guard.’
    • ‘Soon, he will be on the prowl and striking at will.’
    • ‘It says here that his ever-impressive ball striking will see him achieve both.’
    • ‘The lads' ground striking has improved 100% since the start of the league.’
    • ‘The grass was too long and ground striking was almost out of the question.’
    • ‘Conch brought up her left arm just as the man came within striking distance.’

Pronunciation

striking

/ˈstrʌɪkɪŋ/