Definition of startling:
blindsiding, sensational, jarring, staggering, surprising, amazing, dumbfounding, extraordinary, remarkable, frightful, earth-shattering, jaw-dropping, phenomenal, eye-opening, flabbergasting, stupefying.
- alarming (part of speech: verb)
- surprising (part of speech: verb)
- "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
- "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.
- "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.