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.
Franklin stared like a person thunderstruck. "May I venture to inquire where you got your information?" he asked.
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.
For a mome nt he stopped like a man thunderstruck. Then he came on--his ruddy face white with suppressed emotion, his eyes fixed on his mother.
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. She looked around for help, and would have gone down to her grandfather's room, but on the stairs she met M.
One might have supposed him thunderstruck; a paleness ran like a cloud over his dark skin, but disappeared immediately.
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." Indeed, in what she had said there was something so cynical and unveiled as to pass all bounds.