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culture shock

noun

Simple Definition of culture shock

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of culture shock

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  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.



1940

First Known Use of culture shock

1940


Medical Dictionary

culture shock

noun

Medical Definition of culture shock

  1. :  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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