• (adj): Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.
    Example: "The most shocking book of its time"
    Synonyms: disgraceful, scandalous, shameful
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on shocking:

The Effects of Shock Advertising
... Some scientists argue that shocking ads of course evokes stronger feelings among the consumers ... One finding suggests “shocking content in an advertisement significantly increases attention, benefits memory, and positively influences behavior.” The same study also shows that consumers ... Using shocking pictures could affect the way consumers perceive your brand and quality of your product ...
Mountain Song
... Song" is a song by Jane's Addiction and the second single from their 1988 album Nothing's Shocking ... "Mountain Song" was re-recorded in 1988 for Nothing's Shocking ... single, first released December, 1988 features only the Nothing's Shocking version and not the 1986 original ...
Most Daring
... later became a companion to the show Most Shocking and like its sister show, it features footage of police chases, daring rescues, auto accidents and ... It bills itself as "The Footage too shocking for Most Shocking" ... on Wednesday nights at 9PM Eastern, right after Most Shocking ...
Sammi Shocking Colours 2001 Concert Live (DVD)
... Sammi Shocking Colours 2001 Concert Live (DVD) is a live concert recorded at the Hong Kong Coliseum by a Cantopop singer Sammi Cheng, during the Shocking Colours ... Shocking Colours Concert features "愛的呼喚" featuring Aaron Kwok, "愛是..." with LMF, and her supporting album of the concert, "螢光粉紅" ...
Shocking Blue (1968 Album)
... Shocking Blue is the debut studio album by the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue, released in 1968 ...

More definitions of "shocking":

  • (adj): Glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism.
    Synonyms: lurid

Famous quotes containing the word shocking:

    What is shocking and wrong is not [Lord Devlin’s] idea that the community’s morality counts, but his idea of what counts as the community’s morality.
    Ronald Dworkin (b. 1931)

    Sometimes all you need to do to win clever people over to a principle is to present it in the form of a shocking paradox.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    “To me it seems a shocking idea. I despise and loathe myself, and yet you thrust self at me from every corner of the church as though I loved and admired it. All religion does nothing but pursue me with self even into the next world.”
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)