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shocked

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of shocked

  1. 1 affected with sudden and great wonder or surprise <the escaping bridegroom bid farewell to the shocked wedding guests as he ran out the door> Synonyms amazed, astonished, astounded, awestruck (also awestricken), bowled over, dumbfounded (also dumfounded), dumbstruck, flabbergasted, thunderstruck, stunned, stupefiedRelated Words blindsided, startled, surprised (also surprized); aghast, appalled, dismayed, horrified; bewildered, confused, dazed, overwhelmed; agape, awed, awesome, openmouthed, wide-eyed, widemouthedNear Antonyms blasé (also blase), casual, nonchalant, unruffled

  2. 2 filled with disgust <we were shocked at the appalling conditions in the prison> Synonyms disgusted, nauseated, repelled, repulsed, revolted, sick, sickenedRelated Words fed up, weary; angered, angry, apoplectic, cheesed off [chiefly British], displeased, enraged, fuming, furious, horn-mad, incensed, indignant, infuriated, irate, livid, mad, outraged, rankled, riled, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steaming, teed off, ticked, upset, worked up, wrought (up)Near Antonyms delighted, gratified, pleased, satisfied, thankful, thrilled, tickled; beguiled, bewitched, captivated, charmed, enchanted, enthralled, entranced, fascinated, mesmerized, spellbound

  3. 3 filled with fear or dread <the hikers were so shocked at the sight of a bear that they didn't dare move> Synonyms affrighted, aghast, alarmed, fearful, frightened, horrified, horror-struck, hysterical (also hysteric), scared, scary, afraid, spooked, terrified, terrorizedRelated Words chicken, fainthearted, fearsome, shrinking, shy, timid, timorous, tremulant, tremulous; agitated, anxious, apprehensive, disconcerted, disquieted, disturbed, funky, jittery, jumpy, nervous, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, perturbed, skittish, uneasy, upset, worried; phobic; appalled, dismayed, startled; cowed, daunted, intimidated, unnerved; coward, cowardly, craven, gutless, lily-livered, pusillanimous; careful, cautious, heedful, prudent, unadventurous, waryNear Antonyms adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daredevil, daring, dashing, gutsy, plucky, spirited, spunky, venturesome, venturous; brave, courageous, gallant, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous; assured, collected, composed, confident, cool, sanguine, sure, unperturbed; dauntless, resolute, undauntedAntonyms fearless, unafraid





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