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shell–shocked

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of shell–shocked

  1. 1 suffering from high levels of physical and especially psychological stress even after the long furlough, the returning soldiers still felt a little shell-shocked Synonyms shell-shocked, stressedRelated Words burned-out (or burnt-out), exhausted, knackered [British], tired, worn-out; undone, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung; edgy, nervous, tense, uneasy; agitated, disturbed, perturbed, troubled, upset; aggravated, angry, annoyed, exasperated, irritatedNear Antonyms laid-back, relaxed, rested; carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, lighthearted, unconcerned

  2. 2 suffering from mental confusion shell-shocked survivors who were in dire need of every kind of help Synonyms addle, addled, addlepated, bedeviled, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, bushed [chiefly Australian], confounded, confused, dazed, distracted, dopey (also dopy), fogged, mixed-up, muddleheaded, muzzy, pixilated (also pixillated), punch-drunk, punchy, raddled, shell-shocked, silly, slaphappy, spaced-out (or spaced), spacey (also spacy), stunned, stupefied, zonked, zonked-outRelated Words senseless, unconsciousNear Antonyms alert, consciousAntonyms clearheaded, unconfused


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