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Affected with sudden astonishment or amazement.
1. completely taken aback; amazed or shocked
2. rare struck by lightning
also thun•der•strick•en(-ˌstrɪk ən)
1. astonished; dumbfounded.
2. Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.
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|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"
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!