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adjective as in startled


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The first time I read it, I made an involuntary sound of shock that made a friend demand to know what was wrong.

From Vox

“It was a bit of a shock back then,” Jensen said when news broke that Bjerg had been signed, though mostly because he was one of the first players to be signed to a North American team from abroad.

Electrocoagulation is a process that shocks pathogens out of water using small amounts of electricity, which separates gross stuff from the pure water molecule.

The brutal, live-wire uncertainty of the pandemic’s first wave was a shock, but it spurred millions to adopt restrictions, driven by a sense of solidarity and fear.

From Eater

Its power to absorb the shock of storms, prevent flooding, and trap salt is unmatched.

More recently, Boko Haram shocked the world by kidnapping 276 female students and threatened to traffic them.

“The lies of the government shocked us,” says Fatima, as the tears flow slowly from her eyes and down her cheek.

First, though, he has to be shocked into recognizing the barren waste of his spiritual life – by spirits.

The execution of two police officers in cold blood has shocked the city and driven a deeper wedge between the cops and the mayor.

I was shocked to find out from Chief Timothy Longo that Canevari had given me the wrong information.

A Lowell factory-girl would consider this entirely out of character, and a New-York milliner would be shocked at the idea of it.

She didn't move for a minute, and the shocked, stricken look in her eyes grew more intense.

"And she would sacrifice Him and all his archangels to an epigram," thought Isabel, who was somewhat shocked.

I fear she was often shocked at our easy Saxon ways, though Tom and I thought ourselves models of thrift.

The dear old creature p. 42was really shocked at our backsliding; but she nursed Tom very tenderly all the same.

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On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shocked, such as: aghast, amazed, appalled, astonished, dismayed, and offended.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.