thunderstruck

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thun·der·struck

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

(ˈθʌndəˌstrʌk) or

thunderstricken

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

(ˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk)

also thun•der•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

adj.
1. astonished; dumbfounded.
2. Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.
[1605–15]
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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"
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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!
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Translations

thunderstruck

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

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

[ˈθʌndəˌstrʌk] adj (fig) → sbigottito/a
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References in classic literature ?
When I reflected that this marvellous electric agent, after having afforded motion, heat, and light to the Nautilus, still protected her from outward attack, and transformed her into an ark of safety which no profane hand might touch without being thunderstricken, my admiration was unbounded, and from the structure it extended to the engineer who had called it into existence.
He seemed stupified - thunderstricken. Presently he fell upon his knees in the pit, and, burying his naked arms up to the elbows in gold, let them there remain, as if enjoying the luxury of a bath.
Just at that moment Professor Pietro Baglioni looked forth from the window, and called loudly, in a tone of triumph mixed with horror, to the thunderstricken man of science,"Rappaccini!