Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shock

7 senses of shock

Sense 1
shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback -- (surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted")
       => surprise -- (cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me")

Sense 2
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage -- (strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends")
       => disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up -- (cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us")

Sense 3
shock -- (strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her")
       => dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify -- (fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us")

Sense 4
shock -- (collide violently)
       => collide, clash -- (crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed")

Sense 5
shock -- (collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

Sense 6
shock -- (subject to electrical shocks)
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 7
traumatize, traumatise, shock -- (inflict a trauma upon)
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Antonyms of adj shocking

2 senses of shocking

Sense 1
lurid, shocking -- (glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident")

INDIRECT (VIA sensational) -> unsensational -- (not of such character as to arouse intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction)

Sense 2
disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA immoral) -> moral -- (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life")

Similarity of adj shocking

2 senses of shocking

Sense 1
lurid, shocking -- (glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident")
       => sensational (vs. unsensational) -- (causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion)

Sense 2
disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking -- (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")
       => immoral (vs. moral) -- (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)

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