Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun striking

2 senses of striking

Sense 1
contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
hit, hitting, striking -- (the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb strike

21 senses of strike

Sense 1
strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")
          Phrasal Verb-> strike down#3

Sense 2
affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 3
hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 4
strike, hit -- (make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 5
strike -- (indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck")
       => read, register, show, record -- (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")

Sense 6
hit, strike -- (affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 7
strike, walk out -- (stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met")
       => protest, resist, dissent -- (express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country")

Sense 8
fall, shine, strike -- (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
come to, strike -- (attain; "The horse finally struck a pace")
       => achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 10
strike, hit -- (produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 11
strike -- (cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 12
fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover -- (find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake")
       => find, regain -- (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!")

Sense 13
strike -- (produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 14
strike, scratch, expunge, excise -- (remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark")
       => delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")

Sense 15
hit, strike, come to -- (cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear")

Sense 16
hit, strike -- (drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 17
assume, take, strike, take up -- (occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 18
mint, coin, strike -- (form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 19
strickle, strike -- (smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure")
       => flush, level, even out, even -- (make level or straight; "level the ground")

Sense 20
strike -- (pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 21
strike -- (arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

Antonyms of adj striking

2 senses of striking

Sense 1
dramatic, spectacular, striking -- (sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Sense 2
outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking -- (having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child")

INDIRECT (VIA conspicuous) -> inconspicuous, invisible -- (not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man")

Similarity of adj striking

2 senses of striking

Sense 1
dramatic, spectacular, striking -- (sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

Sense 2
outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking -- (having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child")
       => conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous) -- (obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening")

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