Surprise Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Surprise

The definition of a shock is a sudden powerful disturbance, shake or blow.
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To amaze
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The definition of astonish is to amaze someone.
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To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
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The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
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The definition of astonishment refers to feeling dazzled or overwhelmed by something.
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The definition of astound is to shock, surprise or amaze.
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To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
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The definition of incredulous is feeling that something that is hard to believe.
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The act of striking or hitting.
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To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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Struck with amazement, terror, etc., as if by a thunderbolt
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To ponder; to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind.
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To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
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In a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open.
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(Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
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A surprise attack or movement, as in war
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To amaze
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Feeling great horror or dismay; terrified; horrified
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Caused to feel surprise, amazement or wonder, or showing an emotion due to an unexpected event.
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To inspire awe in; fill with awe
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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To amaze
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To amaze
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To take unaware
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To take unaware
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(Euphemistic) Damned.
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To amaze
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To show plainly; indicate; make manifest; esp., to show that one has (a specified quality, feeling, etc.)
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To flabbergast is defined as to cause great surprise or amazement.
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To make speechless by shocking; amaze; astonish
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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To amaze
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Ambush means to attack by surprise.
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To interrupt the course or progress of:
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To make a person feel emotionally moved in a pleasant way.
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To fight as a guerrilla in the woods.
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(Idiomatic) To overwhelm with astonishment or wonder; to flabbergast
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With clear evidence of guilt.
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To perplex is defined as to confuse or complicate.
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To amaze
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To take unaware
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To take unaware
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To take unaware
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To take unaware
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To take unaware
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To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
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Confused, befuddled, in a state of panic by having become overwrought with confusion.
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(Countable, dated) Something which amazes.
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Any unconvincing character or event brought artificially into the plot of a story or drama to settle an involved situation
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To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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To confuse and bewilder.
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(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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To overcome is to prevail in spite of adversity, to successfully solve a problem or defeat an opponent, or to be consumed with something.
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To rattle is to make a series of sharp sounds, such as metal clacking on a chain.
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To capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attack
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To amaze
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To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient:
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To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.
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To become blinded.
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(Intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
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To take unaware
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A clap, or loud crash, of thunder
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The definition of a trouvaille is a valuable discovery, or a lucky find.
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(--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
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(Intransitive) To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits.
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To put in a nonplus; bewilder
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To amaze
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Bewildered; unsure how to respond or act.
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To fix the attention of (someone):
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(Law) To cause (someone) to be in possession of something.
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To amaze
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The act of surprising or the state of being surprised.
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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To amaze
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Overwhelm is defined as to completely overcome or take over.
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To cover or furnish with a floor.
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To startle or unsettle; shock:
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(Cricket) To end a player's innings by catching a hit ball before the first bounce. [from 18th c.]
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(Dated) To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.
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To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
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To amaze
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(Idiomatic) To discover, pinpoint; to think up; to realize; to invent.
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To give a blow to; strike; knock
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A state or expression of wonder; amazement; astonishment
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Antonyms for Surprise

To consider likely or certain:
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(Statistics) The expected value of a random variable.
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Words Related to Surprise

Surprise means to encounter, capture or attack without warning.
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To start work on with purpose and vigor:
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To embarrass; disconcert; abash
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The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
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The definition of sense is to perceive, or be aware of something.
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Synonym Study

  • Flabbergast is a colloquial term suggesting an astounding to the point of speechlessness
  • Astound suggests such a shocking surprise that one is left helpless to act or think I was astounded by the proposal
  • Amaze suggests an astonishing that causes bewilderment or confusion amazed at the sudden turn of events
  • Astonish implies a surprising with something that seems unbelievable to astonish with sleight of hand
  • Surprise implies an affecting with wonder because of being unexpected, unusual, etc. I'm surprised at your concern
Find another word for surprise. In this page you can discover 116 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for surprise, like: shock, leave open-mouthed, surprise, astonish, startle, amaze, astonishment, astound, electrify, incredulous and blow.