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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Star·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Startled p. pr. & vb. n. Startling ]  To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
 Why shrinks the soul
 Back on herself, and startles at destruction?   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary
            shock or alarm; "Sydney's startling new Opera House";
            "startling news"; "startling earthquake shocks"