1. (emotionally disturbing) 
Did you see the shocking news about the bridge that collapsed?¿Viste la espeluznante noticia del puente que se derrumbó?
I could barely listen to her shocking description of the scene after the blast.Apenas podía escuchar su estremecedora descripción de la escena que sucedió a la explosión.
c. horroroso 
It was certainly a shocking attack in broad daylight.Sin duda, se trató de un horroroso ataque en plena luz del día.
2. (morally offensive) 
His new marriage only two months after his former wife's death is truly shocking.Su nuevo casamiento a solo dos meses de la muerte de su esposa anterior es realmente escandaloso.
b. chocante (Latin America) 
I find it shocking to see people travelling in luxury cars give a couple of coins to street beggars.Me resulta chocante ver gente en sus carros de lujo dándoles un par de monedas a los mendigos de la calle.
3. (bright) 
Jessie is wearing a shocking pink hair bow.Jessie lleva un moño rosa estridente en el cabello.
b. fosforito 
Isabel painted her fingernails shocking yellow.Isabel pintó las uñas de amarillo fosforito.
c. chillón 
Carla dyed her hair shocking green.Carla se pintó el cabello de un verde chillón.
4. (extremely bad) 
a. espantoso 
Claire went to see the doctor about her shocking cough.Claire fue a consultar al médico por su tos espantosa.
b. pésimo 
The tenants left the house in a shocking state.Los inquilinos dejaron la casa en un pésimo estado.
1. (scandalous) 
a. escandaloso(a) 
shocking pinkrosa chillón
2. (very bad; weather) 
a. de perros 
3. (pain) 
a. insoportable 
shocking [ˈʃɒkɪŋ]
1 (extremely bad) [+weather, performance, handwriting] pésimo; espantoso
the weather's been shocking lately a shocking performance by Man Utd The quality of the workmanship was shocking her French is shocking
she has shocking taste tiene un pésimo gusto
I'm shocking at spelling.
to be in a shocking state estar en un pésimo estado; estar en un estado penoso
His liver was in a shocking state... the house was in a shocking state after the builders had left
2 (appalling) [+news, sight, murder] espeluznante; espantoso
When the shocking news arrived that President Kennedy had been shot... I was greeted by a shocking sight. A body lay face down in the pool ...particularly shocking pictures of starved and beaten prisoners ...the shocking murder of Rachel Nickell ...the most shocking [act] of callous irresponsibility...
the shocking truth la sobrecogedora verdad
...the shocking truth that's beginning to emerge about institutionalised army bullying
3 (outrageous) [+book, film, act] escandaloso
...the most shocking [book] of its time. his language is shocking the prices were shocking it may be shocking to the older generation Many young people's disregard for marriage may be shocking to the older generation
it was shocking how badly paid these young girls were era de escándalo or era escandaloso lo mal que se pagaba a estas chicas; it's shocking to think that ... escandaliza pensar que ...
It's shocking to think that the council are spending 50 million on new roads, and only 1.2 million on public transport
shocking pink (n) rosa (m) estridente; rosa (m) fosforito
a shocking pink catsuit
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