Shocking and Unbelievable


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Shocking adjective – Causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness.
Usage example: we all clustered around to hear the shocking news of our colleague's sudden death

Unbelievable and shocking are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Unbelievable" instead an adjective "Shocking".
Nearby Words: shock, shocked, shockingly, shocker
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Unbelievable adjective – Too extraordinary or improbable to believe.
Shocking and unbelievable are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Shocking" instead an adjective "Unbelievable".
Nearby Words: unbelieving, unbeliever
Synonyms for Unbelievable

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manner shocking manner unbelievable manner
power shocking power unbelievable power
amount shocking amount unbelievable amount
number shocking number unbelievable number
Other nouns: degree, effect, way, example, level, story, details, elements, ways, events, examples.
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Unbelievable or Shocking. 2016. Accessed October 22, 2020.

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