Adjective "jarring" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Incongruous in a striking or shocking way; clashing.
  1. 'They basically cut out an entire scene from one episode in a really jarring manner.'
  2. 'More serious is the way the last half-hour seems to lose pace, then comes to a sudden, jarring halt.'
  3. 'We are ready to concede that life is the only jarring note in this otherwise perfect symphony of matter.'
  4. 'The juxtaposition makes the variation in quality all the more jarring.'
  5. 'My classmate had such a gift for asking jarring questions out of the blue.'
  6. 'Although there are a couple of jarring transitions, the bulk of the movie unfolds with organic clarity.'
  7. 'Their subject matter, though, makes for a jarring and unsettling experience.'
  8. 'The most jarring element of the disc, however, has to be the director's choices.'
  9. 'His outburst blaming the vandals on the estate for frightening his wife to death, was a jarring moment of realism.'
  10. 'There are a couple of jarring notes.'
Causing a physical shock, jolt, or vibration.
  1. 'He also shook off a clean right hook and a jarring left uppercut in a first round as the Londoner prevented the home favourite from making much of an early impression.'
  2. 'Often, the birds are simply in shock after such a jarring accident.'
  3. 'Runners rarely need pure rest on their days off, just a break from the jarring effects of running.'
  4. 'There's no way it can roll over a flat, smooth road without a sequence of jarring bumps.'
  5. 'Every step I took was having a jarring effect on my shoulders.'


1. to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.

2. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.

3. to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.

4. to vibrate or shake.

5. to conflict, clash, or disagree. verb (used with object), jarred, jarring.

6. to cause to rattle or shake.

7. to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feel

More examples(as adjective)

"notes can be jarring."

"shocks can be jarring."

"movements can be jarring."

"halts can be jarring."

"unidealistics can be jarring."

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