To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated:
To coat (iron or steel) with rust-resistant zinc.
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To move or start prematurely before:
To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
To fill with fear; alarm.
To arouse fear in; terrify:
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
Stun is to stop or confuse with a sharp blow or a loud noise, or to shock someone.
To rouse is to bring someone out of sleep, or to stir up an emotion.
Awe is defined to cause someone to be impressed or have feelings of reverence.
To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
To shock or surprise
To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
The definition of unexpected is something that was not planned or anticipated.
To excite or disturb the feelings of
To consider reasonable or due:
Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
To calm means to soothe and pacify someone to make him free of stress, or to become free of stress yourself.
To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
(Informal) Unpleasant; annoying
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