Synonyms of shocking


1. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, surprise

usage: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

2. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage, disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up

usage: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

3. shock, dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify

usage: strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"

4. shock, collide, clash

usage: collide violently

5. shock, gather, garner, collect, pull together

usage: collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"

6. shock, treat, care for

usage: subject to electrical shocks

7. traumatize, traumatise, shock, injure, wound

usage: inflict a trauma upon


1. lurid, shocking, sensational (vs. unsensational)

usage: glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"

2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking, immoral (vs. moral)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of shocking (Dictionary)