Synonyms of shock in English

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noun

1‘the news of the murder came as a shock’

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blow, upset, disturbance, source of distress, source of amazement, source of consternation

surprise, revelation, a bolt from the blue, a bolt out of the blue, thunderbolt, bombshell, rude awakening, eye-opener

informal whammy

2‘you really gave me a shock then’

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fright, scare, jolt, START, state of agitation, state of perturbation, distress, consternation, panic

informal turn

3‘she was taken to hospital suffering from shock after the accident’

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trauma, a state of shock, traumatism, prostration, stupor, stupefaction, collapse, breakdown

4‘the first shock of a great earthquake’

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vibration, shaking movement, reverberation, shake, jolt, jar, jarring, jerk

bump, impact, blow, collision, crash, clash


verb

1‘her savage murder shocked the nation’

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appal, horrify, scandalize, outrage, repel, revolt, disgust, nauseate, sicken, offend, give offence to, traumatize, make someone's blood run cold, distress, upset, perturb, disturb, disquiet, unsettle, discompose, agitate

stun, rock, stagger, astound, astonish, amaze, startle, surprise, dumbfound, daze, shake, shake up, jolt, set someone back on their heels, take aback, throw, unnerve, disconcert, bewilder


Synonyms of shock in English

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noun

1‘a shock of red hair’

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mass, mane, mop, thatch, head, crop, bush, cloud, frizz, fuzz, foam, curls, tangle, chaos, cascade, quiff, halo