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  • adv. In a shocking manner.
  • adv. To a shocking degree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shocking manner; alarmingly; distressingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. extremely
  • adv. so as to shock the feelings


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shocking +‎ -ly


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