- Archaic. to strike with a thunderbolt.
- to astonish; dumfound.
Origin of thunderstrike
- overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded: He was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion.
- Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.
Origin of thunderstruck
Synonyms for thunderstruck
Examples from the Web for thunderstricken
Historical Examples of thunderstricken
Louis, thunderstricken, could scarcely believe his own eyes.Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)
The speech had thunderstricken the priest and electrified the hearers.The Hero of the People
I had hardly heard them when Millière fell as if thunderstricken.History of the Commune of 1871
The aghast and thunderstricken philosophers remained gazing at each other for a moment.The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales
Don Guzman covered his face with his hands, discouraged, thunderstricken by what he had just heard.The Bee Hunters
- completely taken aback; amazed or shocked
- rare struck by lightning