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culture shock

noun as in sudden exposure to different culture

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“That would be a culture shock for her, right after a full year of having all the attention,” says Aikey, who has vivid memories of the day her family bought Penny from a pet store in 2005, even though she was only in second grade.

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Initially a blur of culture shock juxtaposed with her ongoing disenchantment, the journals track her obsession with her elusive, rakish colleague as well as her increasingly erratic state of mind.

Ophir, an American by birth, says he experienced a bit of a culture shock when he moved to Israel.

Upon joining the modern world, he was hit with horrendous culture shock (it was the mid-90s and he had never even seen a phone).

When did you start getting attention from guys, and was that a sort of a culture shock for you?

Moving from the West Bank to South Bend, Indiana—I imagine we're in for a big culture shock.

According to Chastain, moving across the country to New York City was “scary” and “a culture shock.”


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to culture shock, such as: alienation, anxiety, and confusion.

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