thunderstruck

[ thuhn-der-struhk ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk /

adjective

overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded: He was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion.
Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.

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Also thun·der·strick·en [thuhn-der-strik-uhn]. /ˈθʌn dərˌstrɪk ən/.

Origin of thunderstruck

First recorded in 1605–15; thunder + struck

SYNONYMS FOR thunderstruck

1 dumbfounded, flabbergasted, overcome.
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British Dictionary definitions for thunderstruck

thunderstruck

thunderstricken (ˈθʌndəˌstrɪkən)

/ (ˈθʌndəˌstrʌk) /

adjective

completely taken aback; amazed or shocked
rare struck by lightning
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