From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshockedshocked /ʃɒkt $ ʃɑːkt/ ●●●S3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1SHOCKfeeling surprised and upset by something very unexpected and unpleasantshocked by 🔊 I was deeply shocked by Jo’s death.shocked at 🔊 He is shocked at what happened to his son.shocked look/expression/voice etc 🔊 She gave him a shocked look. 🔊 For a few minutes she stood in shocked silence. 🔊 We were too shocked to talk.2very offended because something seems immoral or socially unacceptableshocked by 🔊 Many people were shocked by the film when it first came out.shocked at 🔊 They were deeply shocked at her behaviour.COLLOCATIONSadverbsdeeply/very/really shockedWe are all deeply shocked by what’s happened.quite shockedI was quite shocked by her appearance.genuinely shockedGilbert sounded genuinely shocked.visibly shockedYesterday she was visibly shocked by the conditions she witnessed in the camps.nounsshocked silenceThere was a moment of shocked silence.shocked surpriseHe smiled at Donna’s expression of shocked surprise.verbsseem/look/appear shockedHe glanced at his mother, who looked shocked.sound shocked"Of course not!" he exclaimed, sounding shocked.THESAURUSshocked feeling surprised and upset by something very unexpected and unpleasantI was shocked when I heard what had happened.We are all deeply shocked by his death.They seemed shocked at the suggestion.shakenshocked because something very unpleasant or frightening has happened – used when the experience has made you feel weak or nervousHe was badly shaken by the incident.She looked shaken by the news.be in a state of shock to feel shocked and unable to do normal thingsHe was uninjured but in a state of shock after the attack.horrified very shocked because something unpleasant or frightening has happenedShe was horrified to discover that her son had been taking drugs.There was a horrified look on his face.appalled very shocked because you think something is very badI was appalled by his behaviour.Emma was appalled at how he’d treated his mother.traumatized so badly shocked that you are affected for a very long timeThe children were severely traumatized by years of civil war. outraged extremely shocked and angryThe victim’s family were outraged at the short jail sentence.devastated extremely shocked and sad – used when someone is extremely badly affected by somethingPetra was absolutely devastated by the death of her daughter.stunned so shocked that you are unable to do or say anything immediatelyHe had been stunned by the news of his friend’s sudden death.dazed very shocked and unable to think clearlyHe emerged from the wreck of the car, dazed but unhurt.aghast /əˈɡɑːst $ əˈɡæst/ [not before noun] written shockedShe looked aghast at the suggestion.
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shocked• Trying to look at O'Neill as if meeting him for the first time, Urquhart was shocked.• He was at once shocked and amazed by what he found there.• She was shocked at her own depraved behavior.• Isabel trembled, halfafraid, half shocked, at such shameless, hitherto unknownlongings.• I was shocked at the change in his appearance.• There's no reason you should be shocked at the thought of him taking me out.• Gabby was shocked by how unpleasant they were to their mother.• I am truly shocked by the content of the program.• The few guests that remainedstood about in small, shockedgroups.• But the scale of the povertyrevealed by the Booth and Rowntree surveysshockedlateVictoriansensibilities.• The shockedpriority of examining herself after escaping, literally, from the jaws of death, wore off.• She said that she's shocked that an organisation can behave this way.• I'm shocked that you've let things get this far.• When I returned, I was shocked to discover that Rod had lost his job.• We were shocked to hear about Brian's heart attack- he's so young.• We were deeply shocked to hear of the baby's death.• Shockedviewersjammed the switchboard with complaints.• I was shocked when I saw the size of the telephonebill.• Everyone seemed really shocked when I told them I'd startedsmoking.deeply shocked• He could not afford to leave money behind, however deeply shocked.• His anger had left him and he was merely deeply shocked.• People from Poleglass and Twinbrook, who gathered at the scene of the murder last night, said they were deeply shocked.• And I was deeply shocked at the unanimousvote that brought it about.• Management at the hostel say they're deeply shocked by his murder.• The Cyrenians said today they were still deeply shocked by the incident.• Richard Baxter was deeply shocked by this tragedy and also by the generalprejudicearoused against him by this incident.• If a patient is deeply shocked, measurement of peripheralbloodpressure may be very low or difficult to record.deeply shocked• He could not afford to leave money behind, however deeply shocked.• His anger had left him and he was merely deeply shocked.• People from Poleglass and Twinbrook, who gathered at the scene of the murder last night, said they were deeply shocked.• And I was deeply shocked at the unanimous vote that brought it about.• Management at the hostel say they're deeply shocked by his murder.• The Cyrenians said today they were still deeply shocked by the incident.• Richard Baxter was deeply shocked by this tragedy and also by the general prejudice aroused against him by this incident.• If a patient is deeply shocked, measurement of peripheral blood pressure may be very low or difficult to record.