Shock vs Pensive - What's the difference?
As a noun shock
is sudden, heavy impact or shock
can be an arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.
As a verb shock
is to cause to be emotionally shocked or shock
can be to collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.
As an adjective pensive is
having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.
* choque (obsolete)
From (etyl) . More at (l).
Sudden, heavy impact.
# (figuratively) Something so surprising that it is stunning.
# Electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
# Circulatory shock, a life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
# A sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance
(mathematics) A discontinuity arising in the solution of a partial differential equation.
- The train hit the buffers with a great shock .
* bow shock
* culture shock
* economic shock
* electric shock
* shock absorber
* shock jock
* shock mount
* shock rock
* shock site
* shock therapy
* shock wave, shockwave
* shocking pink
* supply shock
* technology shock
* termination shock
* toxic shock syndrome
To cause to be emotionally shocked.
To give an electric shock.
(obsolete) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
* De Quincey
- The disaster shocked the world.
- They saw the moment approach when the two parties would shock together.
An arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.
- Cause it on shocks to be by and by set.
(commerce, dated) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
(by extension) A tuft or bunch of something (e.g. hair, grass)
- Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks .
(obsolete, by comparison) A small dog with long shaggy hair, especially a poodle or spitz; a shaggy lapdog.
* 1827 Thomas Carlyle, The Fair-Haired Eckbert
- a head covered with a shock of sandy hair
- When I read of witty persons, I could not figure them but like the little shock (translating the German Spitz).
To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.
- to shock rye
Having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.
Looking thoughtful, especially from sadness.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 4.
- Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce