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culture shock

n.
A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.

culture shock

the psychological effect of a drastic change in the cultural environment of an individual. The person may exhibit feelings of helplessness, discomfort, and disorientation in attempting to adapt to a different cultural group with dissimilar practices, values, and beliefs.
A constellation of emotions including a sense of isolation, rejection and alienation which is experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture—e.g., from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one’s own

culture shock

Social medicine Feelings of isolation, rejection and alienation experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture–eg, from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one's own
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