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

Visual thesaurus for jolt