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Synonym of Shocking

Shocking Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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Synonyms and related words:
abhorrent, abominable, abrupt, absolute, amazing, appalling, arrant, astonishing, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, beneath one, blameworthy, brutal, burning, cheap, classical, complete, consummate, contemptible, crass, crying, debasing, decided, definitive, degrading, demeaning, deplorable, desperate, despicable, detestable, dire, direful, disgraceful, disgusting, distressing, downright, dread, dreaded, dreadful, egregious, electrifying, enormous, fell, fetid, filthy, flagrant, formidable, foul, frightful, fulsome, ghastly, ghoulish, glaring, grievous, grim, grisly, gross, gruesome, gutter, hasty, hateful, headlong, heinous, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, humiliating, humiliative, impetuous, impulsive, infamous, infra dig, infra indignitatem, intolerable, jarring, jolting, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, macabre, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, monstrous, morbid, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nerve-shattering, noisome, notorious, numbing, obnoxious, odious, offensive, opprobrious, out-and-out, outrageous, outright, perfect, pitiable, pitiful, positive, precious, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, profound, pronounced, proper, quick, rank, redoubtable, regrettable, regular, reprehensible, repulsive, revolting, rotten, sad, scandalous, schlock, schrecklich, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shattering, shoddy, sickening, sordid, sorry, speedy, squalid, staggering, stark, stark-staring, startling, striking, stunning, stupefying, sudden, superlative, surpassing, surprising, swift, terrible, terrific, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, too bad, total, tragic, tremendous, unanticipated, unbearable, unbecoming, unclean, unconscionable, undeniable, unequivocal, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unmitigated, unpredicted, unqualified, unrelieved, unspeakable, unspoiled, unworthy of one, utter, vile, villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched


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1. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
(synonym) lurid
(similar) sensational
2. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
(synonym) disgraceful, scandalous, shameful
(similar) immoral


1. the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's deathleft him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
(synonym) daze, stupor
(hypernym) stupefaction
(derivation) traumatize, traumatise
2. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
(synonym) impact
(hypernym) fight, fighting, combat, scrap
3. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
(synonym) electric shock, electrical shock
(hypernym) reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
4. (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
(hypernym) collapse
(hyponym) cardiogenic shock
(classification) pathology
5. an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
(synonym) seismic disturbance
(hypernym) earthquake, quake, temblor, seism
6. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
(synonym) blow
(hypernym) surprise
(hyponym) blip
(derivation) traumatize, traumatise
7. a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
(hypernym) pile, heap, mound, cumulus
8. a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair"
(hypernym) mass
9. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
(synonym) shock absorber, cushion
(hypernym) damper, muffler
(hyponym) air cushion, air spring
(part-holonym) suspension, suspension system

1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
(synonym) stun, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback
(hypernym) surprise
(hyponym) startle, galvanize, galvanise
(derivation) blow
2. strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
(synonym) offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage
(hypernym) disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up
(derivation) daze, stupor
3. strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"
(hypernym) dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify
(derivation) daze, stupor
4. collide violently
(hypernym) collide, clash
(derivation) impact
5. collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"
(hypernym) gather, garner, collect, pull together
6. subject to electrical shocks
(hypernym) treat, care for
(hyponym) galvanize, galvanise
(derivation) electric shock, electrical shock
7. inflict a trauma upon
(synonym) traumatize, traumatise
(hypernym) injure, wound
(derivation) blow

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