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The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.
- ‘For those who don't understand, these students would have faced extreme culture shock.’
- ‘To many of the returnees, culture shock found in a corporate context is more frustrating than that in a societal context.’
- ‘Arizona fans could be forgiven for experiencing spasms of such culture shock.’
- ‘The sudden culture shock at being thrown among those with very different work ethics and other attitudes can even be frightening.’
- ‘While learning Arabic, people can experience a degree of culture shock.’
- ‘She merely smiled when asked whether she had undergone any culture shock during her two-week visit.’
- ‘He recalls experiencing his culture shock back in the 1990s during his first visit in the country.’
- ‘She is returning for a family wedding in November and wants to know whether she will experience culture shock.’
- ‘This is why culture shock is a temporary phenomenon.’
- ‘To say I'm suffering from a combination of culture shock and stomach churning homesickness would be understating it.’
- ‘If you're looking for a more literal experience of culture shock, I've got that too.’
- ‘He spoke eloquently of the difficulties and culture shock he experienced upon his release.’
- ‘As you read, please excuse me, for what I experienced was more culture shock than I did so many years ago.’
- ‘When asked if they had experienced any culture shock in the past two weeks, most smiled and said they were treated very well.’
- ‘It would be very normal for Westerners to experience some culture shock in Korea.’
- ‘The adaptation to a new culture can be so profound that most students feel reverse culture shock.’
- ‘We had been living in Moscow for just three months - just about the right amount of time needed to work up a really good case of culture shock.’
- ‘They still have those moments of culture shock that I'm sure you can identify with.’
- ‘The culture shock for boys and girls who had known only the lifestyle they left behind in rural Ireland was undoubtedly great.’
- ‘The culture shock of isolation will be considerable.’
culture shock/ˈkəlCHər ˌSHäk/
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