One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Lizzie bears a striking resemblance to her sister’
noticeable, obvious, conspicuous, evident, salient, visible, distinct, prominent, marked, clear-cut, notable, manifest, unmistakable, distinctive, strong
rare, uncommon, out of the ordinary
significant, remarkable, extraordinary, incredible, amazing, astounding, astonishing, surprising, staggering, phenomenal
2‘an opportunity to see Kenya's striking landscape’
impressive, imposing, grand, splendid, magnificent, spectacular, breathtaking, superb, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding, dazzling, stunning, amazing, staggering, sensational, dramatic, awesome, awe-inspiring, eye-catching, picturesque
informal great, fabulous, fab, smashing, amazeballs
3‘a former bunny girl with striking looks’
stunning, attractive, good-looking, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, prepossessing, comely, captivating, enchanting, arresting, ravishing, alluring, handsome, pretty, bonny
informal drop-dead gorgeous, smashing, fabulous, fab, out of this world, knockout
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