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

 shock·ing /ˈʃɑkɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shock·ing, a. Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting.
    The grossest and most shocking villainies.   --Secker.
 -- Shock*ing*ly, adv. -- Shock*ing*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shocked p. pr. & vb. n. Shocking.]
 1. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
 Come the three corners of the world in arms,
 And we shall shock them.   --Shak.
    I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
    Advise him not to shock a father's will.   --Dryden.
 3. Physiol. To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism;
             "lurid details of the accident" [syn: lurid]
      2: giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to
         reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally
         shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most
         shocking book of its time" [syn: disgraceful, scandalous,