Definitions for thunderstruckˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk; -ˌstrɪk ən
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thun•der•struckˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk; -ˌstrɪk ən(adj.)
Archaic. struck by a thunderbolt.
Origin of thunderstruck:
dumbfounded, dumfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck, dumbstruck, dumbstricken(adj)
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"
Astonished, amazed or so suddenly surprised as to be unable to speak.
Origin: thunder + strike
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