Extremely surprised or shocked: they were thunderstruck by this revelation
More example sentences
- I stood there in shock, thunderstruck, trying to remember what I was supposed to do.
- The owner, standing a few metres away, was looking utterly thunderstruck and was had dropped her keys and bag in shock.
- I stood there for a moment rather thunderstruck and asked, ‘Do you mean to tell me you've never seen a rotary dial telephone?’
astonished, astounded, amazed, nonplussed, taken aback, startled, bewildered, stunned, flabbergasted, staggered, shocked, shell-shocked, stupefied, open-mouthed, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, speechless, at a loss for words, dazed, benumbed, perplexed, confounded, agape, goggle-eyed, wide-eyed, dismayed, disconcerted, jolted, shaken up
informal bowled over, knocked for six, floored, flummoxed, caught on the hop, caught on the wrong foot, unable to believe one's eyes
British informal gobsmacked