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Synonyms for shock
ʃɒkshock

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shock

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    Synonyms:
    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, stripe, stroke, thump

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shock

    Synonyms:
    surprise, disgust, offend, dismay, astound, appall, horrify, shame

    Antonyms:
    gratify, please, delight, amuse, entify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daze, shock, stupornoun

    the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

    "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"

    Synonyms:
    stupefaction, grogginess, shock absorber, electrical shock, jounce, semiconsciousness, jar, cushion, fog, electric shock, haze, stupor, impact, seismic disturbance, blow, daze, jolt

  2. shock, impactnoun

    the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

    "the armies met in the shock of battle"

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, encroachment, jounce, wallop, stupor, cushion, electric shock, impingement, blow, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, impact, electrical shock, jar

  3. electric shock, electrical shock, shocknoun

    a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body

    "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"

    Synonyms:
    blow, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, impact, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, shock absorber, electrical shock, jar

  4. shocknoun

    (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor

    "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, blow, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, impact, electrical shock, jar

  5. shock, seismic disturbancenoun

    an instance of agitation of the earth's crust

    "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, blow, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, impact, electrical shock, jar

  6. shock, blownoun

    an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

    "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

    Synonyms:
    nose candy, reversal, bump, setback, snow, shock absorber, electrical shock, jounce, black eye, jar, cushion, reverse, electric shock, stupor, puff, impact, seismic disturbance, blow, gust, coke, daze, jolt, blast

  7. shocknoun

    a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field

    "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, blow, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, impact, electrical shock, jar

  8. shocknoun

    a bushy thick mass (especially hair)

    "he had an unruly shock of black hair"

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, blow, daze, jolt, seismic disturbance, impact, electrical shock, jar

  9. jolt, jar, jounce, shocknoun

    a sudden jarring impact

    "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

    Synonyms:
    jarful, shock absorber, electrical shock, jerk, jounce, jar, cushion, electric shock, stupor, saccade, impact, seismic disturbance, blow, daze, jolt, jerking

  10. shock absorber, shock, cushionverb

    a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

    "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

    Synonyms:
    electrical shock, jounce, blow, electric shock, stupor, daze, jolt, cushion, shock absorber, jar, seismic disturbance, impact

  11. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abackverb

    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

    "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

    Synonyms:
    knock down, blow out of the water, dump, deck, appall, outrage, scandalise, appal, scandalize, ball over, traumatize, coldcock, offend, traumatise, floor, take aback

  12. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrageverb

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

    Synonyms:
    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, profane, traumatize, dishonor, traumatise, desecrate, spite, transgress, injure, floor, scandalize, appal, wound, blow out of the water, break, horrify, alarm, ball over, dismay, hurt, breach, rape, violate, infract, take aback, outrage, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique

  13. shockverb

    strike with horror or terror

    "The news of the bombing shocked her"

    Synonyms:
    appal, scandalize, traumatize, floor, outrage, offend, take aback, ball over, traumatise, appall, blow out of the water, scandalise

  14. shockverb

    collide violently

    Synonyms:
    appal, scandalize, traumatize, floor, outrage, offend, take aback, ball over, traumatise, appall, blow out of the water, scandalise

  15. shockverb

    collect or gather into shocks

    "shock grain"

    Synonyms:
    appal, scandalize, traumatize, floor, outrage, offend, take aback, ball over, traumatise, appall, blow out of the water, scandalise

  16. shockverb

    subject to electrical shocks

    Synonyms:
    appal, scandalize, traumatize, floor, outrage, offend, take aback, ball over, traumatise, appall, blow out of the water, scandalise

  17. traumatize, traumatise, shockverb

    inflict a trauma upon

    Synonyms:
    appal, scandalize, traumatize, floor, outrage, offend, take aback, traumatise, ball over, appall, blow out of the water, scandalise

Editors Contribution

  1. gulat

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shocknoun

    Synonyms:
    concussion, collision, clash, impact, percussion

  2. shocknoun

    Synonyms:
    brunt, heat of onset

  3. shocknoun

    Synonyms:
    blow, buffet

  4. shocknoun

    Synonyms:
    stook, hattock

  5. shockverb

    Synonyms:
    encounter, strike against, come into collision with

  6. shockverb

    Synonyms:
    offend, disgust, nauseate, sicken, scandalize, revolt, outrage

  7. shockverb

    Synonyms:
    stun, astound, stagger

  8. shockverb

    Synonyms:
    appall, terrify, affright

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shocknoun

    Synonyms:
    impact, blow, collision, concussion, onset, brunt, clash, percussion, stroke, blow, stook, hattock

  2. shockverb

    Synonyms:
    dismay, horrify, appall, terrify, frighten, stook, astound, stun, paralyze, scandalize, outrage, offend

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How to use shock in a sentence?

  1. Colin Moore:

    That is something that is almost never done here, it was greeted with a certain amount of shock by the Democrats here in Hawaii.

  2. Siddharth Purohit:

    It's not that investors will altogether ignore BFSI as a sector, the large ones, who have the ability to absorb any shock and those who have a time tested model, will be in a position to raise money and keep on expanding their book.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    We grieve with you. We feel that shock and sorrow with you. And we'll heal together with you.

  4. Ban Ki-moon:

    Despite the demands of the Security Council to end the conflict, events and attacks that should shock our collective conscience and spur us into action have become a daily occurrence, often without comment or attention being paid to them.

  5. Cindy Sue Hunter:

    Her arms and legs were at an awkward angle, and I went into shock in that moment.


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