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culture shock

culture shock

noun

: a feeling of confusion, doubt, or nervousness caused by being in a place (such as a foreign country) that is very different from what you are used to

Full Definition of CULTURE SHOCK

:  a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation

Examples of CULTURE SHOCK

  1. Foreign students often experience culture shock when they first come to the U.S.
  2. Moving to the city was a huge culture shock for him.

First Known Use of CULTURE SHOCK

1940

culture shock

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CULTURE SHOCK

:  a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation

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