(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. shake, jar, jolt; startle, surprise, horrify, scandalize, dis-gust; paralyze, stun; galvanize, electrify. —n. concussion, jar, impact; brunt, onset, assault; earthquake, temblor; prostration, stroke, paralysis, shellshock, apoplexy; ordeal, calamity; stack, stook; crop, thatch, mop (of hair). See disease, assemblage, pain, violence, surprise, disapprobation, impulse.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The effect of physical impact]
Syn. crash, clash, wreck, blow; see collision 1 .
2. [The effect of a mental blow]
Syn. excitement, hysteria, emotional upset; see confusion 2 .
3. [The after-effect of physical harm]
Syn. concussion, stupor, collapse, trauma; see illness 1 , injury 1 .
1. [To disturb one's self-control]
Syn. startle, agitate, astound; see disturb 2 .
2. [To disturb one's sense of propriety]
Syn. insult, outrage, horrify, revolt, offend, appall, abash, astound, anger, floor, shake up, disquiet, dismay.
Ant. comfort*, humor, please.
3. [To jar]
Syn. shake, agitate, jolt; see jar 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. impact blow, jolt, crash, collision, jounce, jar, concussion, bump, jerk, whiplash, brunt.
2. surprise trauma, thunderbolt, *bolt from the blue, *bombshell, *kick in the teeth, start, jolt, *eye-opener, stupefaction.
3. tangled mass bushy mass, mane, mop, tuft, thatch, *rat's nest. see hair
surprise, stagger, stupefy, traumatize, jolt, start, electrify, *shake up, *hit like a ton of bricks, *floor, stun, paralyze, *take one's breath away, astound, daze, horrify, *flabbergast.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust: appall, consternate, daunt, dismay, horrify, shake. See FEAR. 2. To affect with a strong feeling of moral aversion: scandalize. See RIGHT. 3. To inflict physical or mental injury or distress on: traumatize, wound. See HELP. 4. To cause to experience a sudden momentary shock: electrify, jolt, startle. See EXCITE, SURPRISE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Violent forcible contact between two or more things: bump, collision, concussion, crash, impact, jar, jolt, percussion, smash. See CONFLICT. 2. Something that jars the mind or emotions: blow2, jolt. Psychiatry: trauma. See STRIKE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A group of things gathered haphazardly: agglomeration, bank1, cumulus, drift, heap, hill, mass, mess, mound, mountain, pile, stack, tumble. See ORDER.

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