jolting jolting  /ˈdʒoʊl tɪŋ/


  • (adj) causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements



  1. Its eye-jolting camera work is murky, its sound track raucous and shrill.
  2. Brouillard, still fresh after six rounds of arduous butchery, smashed his ribs and then his face with jolting lefts.
  3. There is also jolting evidence that race prejudice played a central role in the jury's deliberations.



  1. "These problems weren't made in a day or a week or a month or even a year, and they're not going to get solved that fast," said Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to Obama. "So even as we move to be as rapid as we can in jolting the...
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Lawrence Summers Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Jackson wrote it was a "clear and jolting message" that department leadership was taking seriously.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Michael Jackson Source: FOXNews

  3. "Jolting the consumer too much might be a rather dangerous tactic," Barker told lawmakers. "It is very early to judge the full effect of the rise in interest rates that may have taken place. We don't know at this stage what the full effect of...
    on Mar 25, 2004 By: Kate Barker Source: Bloomberg

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