Surprise synonyms

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The definition of a shock is a sudden powerful disturbance, shake or blow.
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Surprise means to encounter, capture or attack without warning.
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The act of striking or hitting.
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The definition of astonishment refers to feeling dazzled or overwhelmed by something.
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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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To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
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The definition of astonish is to amaze someone.
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise 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 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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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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(Idiomatic) To discover, pinpoint; to think up; to realize; to invent.
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To interrupt the course or progress of:
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To inspire awe in; fill with awe
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The definition of incredulous is feeling that something that is hard to believe.
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To consider likely or certain:
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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 surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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To make a person feel emotionally moved in a pleasant way.
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To start work on with purpose and vigor:
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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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(Idiomatic) To surprise or shock; to discomfit.
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In a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open.
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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 amaze
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With clear evidence of guilt.
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A surprise attack or movement, as in war
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(Statistics) The expected value of a random variable.
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To amaze
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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To fight as a guerrilla in the woods.
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To give a blow to; strike; knock
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Feeling great horror or dismay; terrified; horrified
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(Euphemistic) Damned.
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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 amaze
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To perplex is defined as to confuse or complicate.
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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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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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To take unaware
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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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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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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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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 amaze
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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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(--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
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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 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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To cover or furnish with a floor.
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(Idiomatic) To overwhelm with astonishment or wonder; to flabbergast
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To startle or unsettle; shock:
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(Intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
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The cause of surprise, sense 1
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Overwhelm is defined as to completely overcome or take over.
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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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A state or expression of wonder; amazement; astonishment
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Bewildered; unsure how to respond or act.
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To amaze
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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 move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.
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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 act of surprising or the state of being surprised.
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(Intransitive) To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits.
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To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
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To put in a nonplus; bewilder
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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, blow, astonishment, stagger, daze, astonish, unexpected good fortune, amaze and startle.