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’
    • ‘On the other hand, it does make for a more striking contrast.’
    • ‘Really a very striking parallel with the career of Jack Aubrey.’
    • ‘His usual design team has created another visually striking show.’
    • ‘The Asian samples provide a more striking contrast to the other populations.’
    • ‘It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.’
    • ‘The pleasure of the book despite its poverty is its one really striking feature.’
    • ‘In the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Jesus Christ we find very striking similarities.’
    • ‘In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.’
    • ‘Desdemona may be Barry's child although she bears a striking resemblance to Cliff.’
    • ‘But a more striking similarity is that of method.’
    • ‘After all the electrodes were attached, I bore a striking resemblance to Frankenstein.’
    • ‘In striking contrast, our results suggest that the converse appears to be true.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.’
    • ‘I mean there you have a very striking example of Protestant legacy in many instances.’
    • ‘What was particularly striking is how sophisticated medical devices are becoming.’
    • ‘The only disquiet in the camp emerges from the striking similarity of each tune.’
    • ‘His depiction of a plenary council does bear a striking resemblance to Detroit 1976.’
    • ‘What is particularly striking is the bounce in expectations concerning future business.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the virtues of Art Since 1900 are accompanied by equally striking flaws.’
    • ‘The visually striking labels served as an effective marketing tool.’
    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’
      • ‘Another stall at the exhibition is hung with striking landscape oils by artist Linda Wormald.’
      • ‘Anne Heazle was the winner of the monthly competition with her beautiful and striking flower arrangement.’
      • ‘The film looks beautiful with striking cinematography bolstered by some excellent choices of locations.’
      • ‘He is also according to the many girls that go to my school an excellent catch because of his striking good looks.’
      • ‘From a purely visual standpoint, this is a striking motion picture.’
      • ‘She was a striking young woman - beautiful, cheerful, confident, proud and remarkably outgoing.’
      • ‘Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.’
      • ‘He made a striking picture with the sun creating a halo made of a plethora of colors around his soggy, disheveled chestnut hair.’
      • ‘His striking hair often attracts the attention of the ladies.’
      • ‘The Lavajunkie Gallery is host to an array of striking pictures of lava flows.’
      • ‘As you enter the restaurant you cannot help but be impressed by the striking interior.’
      • ‘The man was about her age, with striking Mediterranean good looks.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.’
      • ‘His striking good looks made him look more like a movie star.’
      • ‘The woman was Lady Gêmini, a striking and beautiful Elf.’
      • ‘By 1905 he had produced some of the boldest colour images ever created, including a striking picture of his wife, Green Stripe.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He was like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt - in terms of their classic, striking, masculine good looks.’
      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’
    • ‘Striking oil workers holding expatriate staff hostage agreed to release them on Friday.’
    • ‘Following Wednesday's walkout a BMC spokesman warned that it would take ‘stern action’ against the striking employees.’
    • ‘One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.’
    • ‘The striking workers picketed the company's Springvale head office.’
    • ‘The striking doctors picketed the health ministry in Colombo.’
    • ‘However, wages for the striking workers are far lower than for auto workers.’
    • ‘A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.’
    • ‘Throughout the strike, about 2,200 managers have been doing the work of the striking employees.’
    • ‘It has been reported that some SFU instructors have supported the striking workers by refusing to cross picket lines.’
    • ‘About a thousand of the striking workers attended a picket in Kotagala.’
    • ‘Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.’
    • ‘The school division has employed scabs to replace the striking workers.’
    • ‘Because of the strike, KPC temporarily halted production, as most of the striking employees were from that division.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some 50 of the striking workers picketed on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘A vote by the striking employees on the offer will conclude on May 3.’
    • ‘The same tactics were employed against striking engineers at Heathrow.’
    • ‘Sack every striking employee forthwith and replace them all with expats.’
    • ‘The striking employees are demanding the payment of outstanding wages.’

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of striking:

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

Pronunciation:

striking

/ˈstrʌɪkɪŋ/