Startling vs Startled - What's the difference?

startling | startled |


As verbs the difference between startling and startled

is that startling is while startled is (startle).

As adjectives the difference between startling and startled

is that startling is likely to startle; surprising; shocking while startled is frightened.

startling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 27 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That startling admission capped a miserable night for City as they arrived in Germany following an unbeaten start to the season.}}

    Synonyms

    * alarming

    Derived terms

    * startlingly

    startled

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Frightened.
  • Extremely shocked.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (startle)