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startle

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  • verbfrighten, surprise
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Synonyms for startle

verb frighten, surprise
  • agitate
  • alarm
  • amaze
  • astonish
  • astound
  • awe
  • scare
  • shake up
  • shock
  • stagger
  • stun
  • terrify
  • affright
  • bolt
  • consternate
  • floor
  • fright
  • jump
  • rock
  • spook
  • spring
  • start
  • terrorize
  • give a turn
  • make jump
  • scare to death
  • spring something on
  • take aback

Antonyms for startle

  • bore
  • calm
  • expect
  • reassure
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • compose
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to startle

affright

verb. frighten
  • alarm
  • daunt
  • fright
  • intimidate
  • panic
  • scare
  • spook
  • startle
  • terrify

alarm

verb. upset

amaze

verb. surprise

amazed

verb. surprise

amazes

verb. surprise

astonish

verb. surprise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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