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thunderstruck

Line breaks: thun¦der|struck
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəstrʌk
 
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Definition of thunderstruck in English:

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
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

Words that rhyme with thunderstruck

dumbstruck

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