Etymology
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shocking (adj.)

1690s, "offensive," present-participle adjective from shock (v.1). From 1704 as "causing a jolt of indignation, horror, etc.;" from 1798 as "so bad as to be shocking." Related: Shockingly. Shocking pink introduced February 1937 by Italian-born fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

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Definitions of shocking

shocking (adj.)
glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism;
Synonyms: lurid
shocking (adj.)
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray;
the most shocking book of its time
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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