Synonyms for shock
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
"the armies met in the shock of battle"
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"
(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"
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"
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
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
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"
a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
"he had an unruly shock of black hair"
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"
shock absorber, shock, cushionverb
a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
"the old car needed a new set of shocks"
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"
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrageverb
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
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
strike with horror or terror
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
collect or gather into shocks
subject to electrical shocks
traumatize, traumatise, shockverb
inflict a trauma upon
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That is something that is almost never done here, it was greeted with a certain amount of shock by the Democrats here in Hawaii.
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.
We grieve with you. We feel that shock and sorrow with you. And we'll heal together with you.
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.
Her arms and legs were at an awkward angle, and I went into shock in that moment.
Translations for shock
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- xoc, xocarCatalan, Valencian
- šok, nárazCzech
- Schock, schockierenGerman
- κλονισμός, ηλεκτροπληξία, κραδασμός, θημωνιάGreek
- šokki, järkyttää, sähköisku, tuppo, shokki, jytky, sähköshokki, shokeerata, isku, jymy-yllätys, antaa, tukkoFinnish
- choc, choquerFrench
- áramütés, döbbenet, megdöbbent, megráz, sokk, sokkolHungarian
- scossa, shockItalian
- 衝撃, ショックJapanese
- 충격, 衝擊Korean
- whakaanuanu, whētukiMāori
- sjokkNorwegian Nynorsk
- wstrząs, porażeniePolish
- choque, eletrocutar, chocarPortuguese
- удар, шокировать, потрясение, шок, потрясатьRussian
- elstöt, chock, skräll, överraskning, stöt, elchockSwedish
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