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‘the 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