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take aback

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  • as innonplus
  • as inastonish
  • as inastound
  • as instagger
  • as instartle
  • as insurprise
  • as indiscomfit
  • as indisconcert
  • as indismay
  • as indumbfound
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Synonyms for take aback

verb confuse, perplex
  • astonish
  • astound
  • baffle
  • bewilder
  • daze
  • disconcert
  • dumbfound
  • faze
  • fluster
  • mystify
  • balk
  • beat
  • boggle
  • buffalo
  • confound
  • discomfit
  • discountenance
  • dismay
  • embarrass
  • floor
  • flurry
  • frustrate
  • get
  • muddle
  • overcome
  • paralyze
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • stagger
  • stick
  • stump
  • stun
  • stymie
  • throw
  • thwart
  • mess with one's head
  • rattle one's cage
  • take aback
  • throw into tizzy

Antonyms for take aback

  • bore
  • calm
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • enlighten
  • expect
  • explain
  • explicate
  • aid
  • assist
  • clarify
  • encourage
  • give in
  • help
  • lose
  • please
  • soothe
  • support
  • surrender
  • yield
  • educate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to take aback

astonish

verb. surprise

astonished

verb. surprise

astonishes

verb. surprise

astound

verb. amaze

astounded

verb. amaze

astounds

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