culture shock(redirected from Cultureshock)
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A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.
(Sociology) sociol the feelings of isolation, rejection, etc, experienced when one culture is brought into sudden contact with another, as when a primitive tribe is confronted by modern civilization
a state of bewilderment and distress experienced by an individual who is exposed to a new, strange, or foreign culture.
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|Noun||1.||culture shock - a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes|
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"