Definition of startlingly in English:



  • In a very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable way.

    ‘the proportion of deaths suffered by civilians rose startlingly’
    ‘a talented and startlingly original writer’
    • ‘He was teasing in his answers to some questions, at times startlingly blunt in response to others.’
    • ‘He's a startlingly prolific songwriter, capable of churning out three albums a year.’
    • ‘When a cancer-stricken doctor is brought in to investigate, the plot begins to spirals towards its startlingly inventive climax.’
    • ‘Around almost every corner is a picture-postcard view of the Manhattan skyline, startlingly close.’
    • ‘She arrived at court in a startlingly ostentatious coat.’