Synonyms of shock in English:

shock1

noun

  • 1 the news came as a shock
    blow, upset, disturbance; surprise, revelation, a bolt from the blue, thunderbolt, bombshell, rude awakening, eye-opener
    informal whammy, wake-up call, sockdolager
  • 2 you gave me a shock
    fright, scare, jolt, start
    informal turn
  • 3 she was suffering from shock
    trauma, prostration; collapse, breakdown
  • 4 the first shock of the earthquake
    vibration, reverberation, shake, jolt, jar, jerk; impact, blow
  • verb

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  • 1 the murder shocked the nation
    appall, horrify, outrage, revolt, disgust, nauseate, sicken; traumatize, distress, upset, disturb, disquiet, unsettle; stun, rock, stagger, astound, astonish, amaze, startle, surprise, dumbfound, shake, take aback, throw, unnerve
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    Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
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    Synonyms of shock in English:

    shock2

    noun

  • 1 a shock of red hair
    mass, mane, mop, thatch, head, crop, bush, frizz, tangle, cascade, halo
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