Definition of thunderstruck in English:

thunderstruck

Line breaks: thun¦der|struck
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəstrʌk
 
/

adjective

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?’
Synonyms
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

More definitions of thunderstruck

Definition of thunderstruck in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…