thunderstruck


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thun·der·struck

 (thŭn′dər-strŭk′)
adj.
Affected with sudden astonishment or amazement.

thunderstruck

(ˈθʌndəˌstrʌk) or

thunderstricken

adj
1. completely taken aback; amazed or shocked
2. rare struck by lightning

thun•der•struck

(ˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk)

also thun•der•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

adj.
1. astonished; dumbfounded.
2. Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thunderstruck - as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"

thunderstruck

adjective amazed, astonished, astounded, floored (informal), shocked, stunned, staggered, paralysed, dazed, taken aback, petrified, aghast, bowled over (informal), open-mouthed, gobsmacked (Brit. slang), dumbfounded, flabbergasted (informal), nonplussed, flummoxed, rooted to the spot, struck dumb, left speechless, knocked for six (informal) I was thunderstruck - it was like magic!
Translations

thunderstruck

[ˈθʌndəstrʌk] ADJ (fig) → atónito, pasmado, estupefacto
he was thunderstruck by what he discoveredlo que descubrió lo dejó atónito or pasmado or estupefacto

thunderstruck

[ˈθʌndərstrʌk] adj (= astonished) → abasourdi(e)

thunderstruck

[ˈθʌndəˌstrʌk] adj (fig) → sbigottito/a
References in classic literature ?
MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--Your latest conduct and letters had frightened me, and left me thunderstruck and plunged in doubt, until what you have said about Thedor explained the situation.
And the same sun, yellow and pale, as it behooves a Dutch sun to be, was shining in the skies; and the same grated window looked down upon him from the Buytenhof; and the same rabble, no longer yelling, but completely thunderstruck, were staring at him from the streets below.
FOR a moment Horace stood thunderstruck, looking in blank astonishment at Lady Janet.
Poor Seagrim was thunderstruck at this; for he was no stranger to the fault in the shape of his daughter.
About ten days before my liberation, I was thunderstruck at receiving a visit from my sister's mahogany-colored husband, Mr.
The other guards stood thunderstruck and amazed at this unexpected event, but recovering presence of mind, those on horseback seized their swords, and those on foot their javelins, and attacked Don Quixote, who was waiting for them with great calmness; and no doubt it would have gone badly with him if the galley slaves, seeing the chance before them of liberating themselves, had not effected it by contriving to break the chain on which they were strung.
The broken fragments of pipe fell from the Admiral's fingers; he seemed by his countenance to have lived too long in a world unworthy of him; but it is an odd circumstance, he attempted no reply, and sat thunderstruck, with open mouth.
The news caused a great sensation throughout the house; Madame de Villefort would not believe it, and Valentine was thunderstruck.
I felt thunderstruck that she should so express herself, that she should assert such a right over me, that she should assume such authority and say outright: "Either you kill whom I bid you, or I will have nothing more to do with you.
While she was talking like this she had lighted the gas and with the last words she glided through the bedroom door leaving me thunderstruck at the unexpected character of her thoughts.
Tim had pictures of his family on his locker, and when dad saw Tim's sister, Lina, he was thunderstruck in love.
Millicent Simmonds, the 12-year-old star of "Wonderstruck," found herself at Cannes Film Festival, where none other than Will Smith called her acting "amazing," leaving her thunderstruck.