[ adverb ] in a shocking manner or to a shocking degree


"teachers were shockingly underpaid"

Used in print

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

Augustus_Baldwin_Longstreet , a preacher and a college and university president in four Southern states , published the earliest of these backwoods sketches and in the character Ransy_Sniffle , in the accounts of sharp horse-trading and eye gouging physical combat , and in the shockingly unliterary speech of his characters , he set an example followed by many after him .