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What is another word for jolting?

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Adjective
Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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“A sorrowful Mrs. de Winter, feeling trapped and vulnerable in what she sees as an inevitably losing battle, hears a jolting revelation from her husband.”
Adjective
Having an irregular spasmodic movement
Adjective
Characterized by shaking or quivering
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Noun
A violent shock as from a heavy blow
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The state or quality of being jerky
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Brisk stirring or disturbance of a liquid or substance
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The act or state of shuddering back and forth, or side to side
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Verb
Present participle for to push or shake abruptly and roughly
“He mustered as much energy as he could and let loose with a forcible kick to jolt the door open.”
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Present participle for to move with sudden lurches
“Tristen would jolt sideways, flailing his arms violently in an attempt to escape.”
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Present participle for to vibrate forcefully
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“Driving at a fast speed proved impossible as the car would begin to jolt violently.”
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Present participle for to cause an unpleasant surprise to
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“News of the latest atrocity would jolt much of the population.”
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Present participle for to move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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Present participle for to collide forcefully with something
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