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Synonyms for shock
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daze, shock, stupor(noun)

    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, impact(noun)

    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, shock(noun)

    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. shock(noun)

    (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 disturbance(noun)

    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, blow(noun)

    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. shock(noun)

    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. shock(noun)

    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, shock(noun)

    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, cushion(verb)

    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 aback(verb)

    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, outrage(verb)

    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. shock(verb)

    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. shock(verb)

    collide violently

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

  15. shock(verb)

    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. shock(verb)

    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, shock(verb)

    inflict a trauma upon

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

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

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    concussion, collision, clash, impact, percussion

  2. shock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    brunt, heat of onset

  3. shock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    blow, buffet

  4. shock(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stook, hattock

  5. shock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    encounter, strike against, come into collision with

  6. shock(v. a.)

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

  7. shock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stun, astound, stagger

  8. shock(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    appall, terrify, affright

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shock(n)

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

  2. shock(v)

    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. Krishna Rao:

    There is a kind of sticker shock that sellers may have right now, even if they may have thought about selling a couple years ago, to look at where the market is now can be surprising.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

  3. Nicholas Smith:

    U.S. private sector employment data was just strong enough to give the expectation that non-farm payrolls shouldn't be a shock in either direction, still, markets are in a state of caution because the question of how Friday's data will impact U.S. policy is on everyone's mind. Japanese policymakers are nervous because they can't do anything until it's clear what the Fed will do, which has kept investors on edge.

  4. Noordin Kasoma:

    Bamboo is flexible; due to that flexibility it gives that kind of shock absorbing property when you're riding especially off-road. The bamboo itself tries to absorb the shocks that you are passing through ... (better) than steel or aluminum.

  5. David Victor:

    Pre-pandemic, market forces were pointing in the direction of substantial new investments in renewables. But the pandemic has put a big shock into this.

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