Etymology
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striking (adj.)

1610s, "that strikes," present-participle adjective from strike (v.). Meaning "producing a vivid impression" id from 1752, from the verb in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s). Related: Strikingly.

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Definitions of striking
1
striking (n.)
the physical coming together of two or more things;
Synonyms: contact / impinging
striking (n.)
the act of contacting one thing with another;
Synonyms: hit / hitting
2
striking (adj.)
sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect;
his striking good looks always created a sensation
Synonyms: dramatic / spectacular
striking (adj.)
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
a striking resemblance between parent and child
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