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Synonyms for shockʃɒk

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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

    Synonyms:
    stupefaction, grogginess, shock absorber, electrical shock, 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

    Synonyms:
    shock absorber, shock, 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

    Synonyms:
    blow, jounce, stupor, cushion, electric shock, 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

    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

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

  6. shock, blow(noun)

    an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

    Synonyms:
    nose candy, reversal, bump, setback, snow, shock absorber, electrical shock, 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

    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)

    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

    Synonyms:
    jarful, shock absorber, electrical shock, jerk, shock, 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

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

  11. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback(verb)

    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

    Synonyms:
    knock down, blow out of the water, dump, deck, appall, outrage, shock, 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

    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, shock, take aback, outrage, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique

  13. shock(verb)

    strike with horror or terror

    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

    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, shock, 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

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


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