Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

jarring

jarring
Meaning(s)
1) unexpected/surprising/shocking
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • a jarring sound
  • Analysis
    'Jarring' is an adjective used to describe something shocking or something which has an unpleasant effect on someone's nerves or feelings: "The modern art was jarring on the walls of such an old building." It can also be used to describe a physical shock or vibration: "He came to a jarring stop when he saw the danger ahead." Something jarring provokes an unsettling feeling or experience. This is a word used in social and professional situations. Similar words include 'jolt', 'jerk' and 'unsettling.'
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When we surveyed our customers, the statistics were jarring, as most of them were not satisfied with the product.
    2. When I slammed on the brakes, the car came to a jarring halt and my wife was thrown forward in her seat.
    3. The man needed a drink after the plane went through bad turbulence. It was a jarring experience.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. When we surveyed our customers, the statistics were jarring, as most of them were not satisfied with the product.
    2. The difference between the numbers of online sales compared to in-store sales is jarring.
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