striking +‎ -ly


strikingly (comparative more strikingly, superlative most strikingly)

  1. (manner) In a striking way.
    He entered strikingly, taking over the stage.
  2. (degree) To a remarkable degree or extent.
    He was strikingly deficient in good sense.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 3:
      Patterns of evolution in the two families, however, are strikingly different.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick's first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered.
  3. (evaluative) Remarkably, surprisingly.
    • 2020 December 21, Bryan Lufkin, “How 'linguistic mirroring' can make you more convincing”, in BBC[1]:
      Then, they looked up which lawyers in these various lawsuits won their cases, and those who didn’t. Most strikingly, the researchers found that if the legal teams more closely mirrored a judge’s preferred writing style in documents such as past legal opinions, their chances of winning could more than double.
    Strikingly, he had bowed deeply to the Emperor.