jarring jarring  /ˈdʒɑ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  2. (n) the quantity contained in a jar
  3. (n) a sudden jarring impact
  4. (v) be incompatible; be or come into conflict
  5. (v) move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
  6. (v) shock physically
  7. (v) affect in a disagreeable way
  8. (v) place in a cylindrical vessel
  9. (adj) making or causing a harsh and irritating sound

Usage(s):

  1. Even more jarring, the film is supposed to be a comedy.
  2. The effect is often jarring, in Washington, when someone inside the Beltway utters an uncomfortable truth.
  3. And though the ad war is just getting started, it's time for a check up on the summer's hottest, and most jarring, health care reform commercials.

News

  1. Stanley Cup Finals: Time to drop puck

    CHICAGO - The postseason is where Milan Lucic made his bones. And the postseason is also where people began second-guessing his ability to perform in the clutch. But it appears the 6-foot-4, 220-pound left wing is back to being a playoff leader, someone who can change the course of a game with a pass, a goal, a right cross, or a bone-jarring check.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Heading a soccer ball may be bad for brain

    When compared to the bone-jarring crash between two football helmets, heading a soccer ball might seem almost innocuous. But those seemingly mild hits to a soccer player's head may damage the brain at a deep, molecular level, according to a new study.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KOCO 5 Oklahoma City

  3. An Overzealous Groomer Has Turned JWOWW's Pup Into A Lion Impersonator [Photo]

    Little Bella, the lion. We've heard of taking a little too much off the top, but Bella Farley's latest styling session has left the fluffy pup a fraction of her former self. JWOWW recently documented the very unfortunate devolution of her canine on social media, and though it's certainly a jarring look, Bella can hopefully [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "It's a peculiar kind of moral evolution that disregards the democratic process, and inures solely to the benefit of child rapists. It was such a jarring decision from the Court that my opponent, Sen. Obama, immediately and to his credit expressed...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

  2. "They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear," Obama said. "The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Union Leader

  3. ...the days and months after the attack, Americans heard straight talk from the podium about how the military really was going to "kill" America's enemies - "jarring stuff for a country grown accustomed to euphemisms and political...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: eMilitary.org

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