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Synonyms for jolt

Synonyms for (noun) jolt

Synonyms: jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade Definition: an abrupt spasmodic movement

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: shock, jolt, jounce, jar Definition: a sudden jarring impact Usage: the door closed with a jolt; all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers

Similar words: bump, blow Definition: an impact (as from a collision) Usage: the bump threw him off the bicycle

Synonyms for (verb) jolt

Synonyms: jolt Definition: disturb (someone's) composure Usage: The audience was jolted by the play

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset Definition: move deeply Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought

Synonyms: jolt, jar Definition: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right