Startling Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Startling

To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated:
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(Colloquial) Extremely bad
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To coat (iron or steel) with rust-resistant zinc.
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To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
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To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex. [from 16th c.]
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To move or start prematurely before:
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To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
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To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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To fill with fear; alarm.
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To arouse fear in; terrify:
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To set in motion.
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To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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Stun is to stop or confuse with a sharp blow or a loud noise, or to shock someone.
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To rouse is to bring someone out of sleep, or to stir up an emotion.
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Awe is defined to cause someone to be impressed or have feelings of reverence.
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To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
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To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
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To shock or surprise
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To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
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The definition of unexpected is something that was not planned or anticipated.
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To excite or disturb the feelings of
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To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
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Antonyms for Startling

(Intransitive) To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
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To consider reasonable or due:
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Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
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To calm means to soothe and pacify someone to make him free of stress, or to become free of stress yourself.
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Words Related to Startling

To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
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(Informal) Unpleasant; annoying
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