1 adj Something that is striking is very noticeable or unusual.
The most striking feature of those statistics is the high proportion of suicides..., He bears a striking resemblance to Lenin.
strikingly adv usu ADV adj
In one respect, however, the men really were strikingly similar., ...a strikingly handsome man...
2 adj Someone who is striking is very attractive, in a noticeable way.
She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
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