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jolt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jolt

  1. 1 a forceful coming together of two things <pack the glass vase so that it won't fall victim to any hard jolts in transit> Synonyms bump, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, impact, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopRelated Words blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch

  2. 2 something that makes a strong impression because it is so unexpected <the news of the CEO's sudden retirement was a jolt to us all> Synonyms bombshell, jar, jaw-dropper, surprise, stunnerRelated Words shock, thunderclap; eye-opener, revelation, shocker; amazement, marvel, wonder; fillip, kick, kicker, twist, wrinkle


jolt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jolt

  1. 1 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <the roller coaster car jerked and jolted as it coursed along the old wooden tracks> Synonyms agitate, bucket, convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, shake, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)Related Words rock, sway, swing; chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble; twitch; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb

  2. 2 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion <she jolted the door open with her elbow> Synonyms buck, hitch, hoick, jerk, twitch, yankRelated Words bump, jounce, lurch, pitch, stagger; jig, jiggle, jog, joggle, shake; drag, lug, pull, tug; pluck, tweak; grab, rip, snap (up), snatch, tear, wrench, wrest, wring

  3. 3 to cause an unpleasant surprise for <the sneak terrorist attack jolted the country out of its indolence and indifference> Synonyms appall (also appal), floor, shock, shake upRelated Words astonish, bowl over, dumbfound (also dumfound), flabbergast, freak (out), stun, stupefy; affright, alarm (also alarum), dismay, fright, frighten, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, spook, startle, terrify, terrorize; disgust, nauseate, repel, revolt, sicken, turn off; displease, offend, outrage, scandalize; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, shake, unsettle, upset, weird out; crush, overpower, overwhelmNear Antonyms buffer, cushion; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; charm, entice, tempt; assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; reassure


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