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.’
    • ‘In striking contrast, our results suggest that the converse appears to be true.’
    • ‘After all the electrodes were attached, I bore a striking resemblance to Frankenstein.’
    • ‘His usual design team has created another visually striking show.’
    • ‘But a more striking similarity is that of method.’
    • ‘The Asian samples provide a more striking contrast to the other populations.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the virtues of Art Since 1900 are accompanied by equally striking flaws.’
    • ‘In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Desdemona may be Barry's child although she bears a striking resemblance to Cliff.’
    • ‘The visually striking labels served as an effective marketing tool.’
    • ‘It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.’
    • ‘In the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Jesus Christ we find very striking similarities.’
    • ‘I mean there you have a very striking example of Protestant legacy in many instances.’
    • ‘The only disquiet in the camp emerges from the striking similarity of each tune.’
    • ‘Really a very striking parallel with the career of Jack Aubrey.’
    • ‘The pleasure of the book despite its poverty is its one really striking feature.’
    • ‘What was particularly striking is how sophisticated medical devices are becoming.’
    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’
      • ‘To Kassovitz's credit, it's a visually striking picture and the locations - high in the mountainous Chamonix region - are spectacular.’
      • ‘He made a striking picture with the sun creating a halo made of a plethora of colors around his soggy, disheveled chestnut hair.’
      • ‘From a purely visual standpoint, this is a striking motion picture.’
      • ‘His striking good looks made him look more like a movie star.’
      • ‘He is also according to the many girls that go to my school an excellent catch because of his striking 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.’
      • ‘The Lavajunkie Gallery is host to an array of striking pictures of lava flows.’
      • ‘The man was about her age, with striking Mediterranean good looks.’
      • ‘Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.’
      • ‘His striking hair often attracts the attention of the ladies.’
      • ‘By 1905 he had produced some of the boldest colour images ever created, including a striking picture of his wife, Green Stripe.’
      • ‘She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.’
      • ‘I stared into his breathtaking, wonderful, gorgeous, striking, stunning eyes and felt like I was paralyzed.’
      • ‘Another stall at the exhibition is hung with striking landscape oils by artist Linda Wormald.’
      • ‘He was like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt - in terms of their classic, striking, masculine good looks.’
      • ‘The woman was Lady Gêmini, a striking and beautiful Elf.’
      • ‘She was a striking young woman - beautiful, cheerful, confident, proud and remarkably outgoing.’
      • ‘As you enter the restaurant you cannot help but be impressed by the striking interior.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
    • ‘Following Wednesday's walkout a BMC spokesman warned that it would take ‘stern action’ against the striking employees.’
    • ‘In addition, the striking workers are demanding that more ticket takers be contracted.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘Because of the strike, KPC temporarily halted production, as most of the striking employees were from that division.’
    • ‘However, wages for the striking workers are far lower than for auto workers.’
    • ‘The striking doctors picketed the health ministry in Colombo.’
    • ‘The striking employees are demanding the payment of outstanding wages.’
    • ‘A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.’
    • ‘About a thousand of the striking workers attended a picket in Kotagala.’
    • ‘Striking oil workers holding expatriate staff hostage agreed to release them on Friday.’
    • ‘A vote by the striking employees on the offer will conclude on May 3.’
    • ‘The same tactics were employed against striking engineers at Heathrow.’
    • ‘Some 50 of the striking workers picketed on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘The amounts thus realised can then be paid back to the striking employees to meet their demands.’
    • ‘The striking workers picketed the company's Springvale head office.’
    • ‘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.’

noun

mass noun
  • The action of striking.

    ‘substantial damage was caused by the striking of a submerged object’
    • ‘Conch brought up her left arm just as the man came within striking distance.’
    • ‘Pet quickly jabbed once he got into striking distance to catch Collis off guard.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The session was sharp and snappy, concentrating on the primacy of first touch and quick striking.’

Pronunciation

striking

/ˈstrʌɪkɪŋ/