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startling

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English

Verb

startling

  1. Present participle of startle.

Adjective

startling (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
startling

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

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This is one of the longest English words that can have one letter taken away at a time and still be a common word, down to one letter: startling, starting or starling, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, and I. sparkling and splashing also bear this property.

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