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Synonyms for shock
ʃɒkshock

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. shock

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

    Antonyms:
    gratify, please, delight, amuse, entify

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

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    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words1.0 / 1 vote

  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. Andrew Wilkinson:

    There's a growing acceptance that the Fed will raise interest rates possibly as soon as June, and people continue to reel in shock as to how far the ECB is likely to remain at zero, in the meantime, on the back of a big fall, for stocks it looks like people are regrouping again today.

  2. Laura Lee:

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has offered inconsistent accounts of how law enforcement responded to the Uvalde tragedy, and its lack of transparency has stirred suspicion and frustration in a community that is still struggling with grief and shock, dPS has refused numerous requests by these news organizations even though it's clear under Texas law that the public is entitled to have access to these important public records. We ask that the court grant our petition so that the people of Texas can understand the truth about what happened.

  3. Matthew Boggan:

    My phone went flying, i was in shock.

  4. Jamie Squire/Getty Images:

    I think it's going to be close. I don't know if they have enough magic left. I mean, what they've done to get here, it's been a shock. There's so much talent on that LA Rams team. There is so much depth. There’s so much star power. There’s game-changers, jalen Ramsey can change the game in one interception for a touchdown. Aaron Donald can change the game in one sack. Von Miller has taken over a Super Bowl (in the past). They have so many game-changing, game-wrecking players everywhere. There’s so many players in that defense, and it’s tough to overcome.

  5. Scott Brown:

    It will really be a shock to the market if (the Fed) didn't move.


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