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  • nounsomething amazing; state of amazement
  • verbastonish; cause amazement
  • verbsneak up on; catch

synonyms for surprise

  • amazement
  • astonishment
  • awe
  • bewilderment
  • consternation
  • curiosity
  • disappointment
  • jolt
  • miracle
  • revelation
  • shock
  • wonder
  • abruptness
  • attack
  • bombshell
  • disillusion
  • epiphany
  • eureka
  • fortune
  • godsend
  • incredulity
  • kick
  • marvel
  • miscalculation
  • phenomenon
  • portent
  • precipitance
  • precipitation
  • precipitousness
  • prodigy
  • rarity
  • start
  • stupefaction
  • suddenness
  • thunderbolt
  • whammy
  • wonderment
  • astoundment
  • curveball
  • eye-opener
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
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antonyms for surprise

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  • calmness
  • composure
  • coolness
  • expectation
  • happiness
  • indifference
  • expect
  • offer
  • give
  • lose
  • free
  • let go
  • misunderstand
  • liberate
  • release
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How to use surprise in a sentence

That his extracurricular activity as a vaccine appointment coordinator was going on during school hours came as a surprise to his mother.
MY MOTHER AND HER FRIENDS COULDN’T GET CORONAVIRUS VACCINE APPOINTMENTS, SO THEY TURNED TO A STRANGER FOR HELP. HE’S 13.GREG HARRISFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
By the end, their perception of cold had lessened—no surprise to anyone who has noticed how the same temperature that felt miserably cold for a run in November can feel delightfully warm in March.
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No surprise here, since the latter was loosely based on our minds.
THIS ‘QUANTUM BRAIN’ WOULD MIMIC OUR OWN TO SPEED UP AISHELLY FANFEBRUARY 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
It shouldn’t come as a surprise as more consumers expecting their favorite brands’ values to align with their own.
MARKETING BRIEFING: HOW THE SUPER BOWL REPRESENTS A RETURN TO NORMALCY THAT’S YET TO BECOME REALITYKRISTINA MONLLOSFEBRUARY 9, 2021DIGIDAY
Among the many surprises of the past year, it turns out that one tiny squirrel can provide tremendous solace.
HOW A SICKLY SQUIRREL OFFERED ME UNEXPECTED COMFORTPAM SPRITZERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So it was a surprise to see that Shift4Shop — a platform for building e-commerce stores — was planning to help people make that dream come true.
THE 5 WORST SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS, FROM DOLLY PARTON’S BETRAYAL TO THAT AWKWARD OATLY JINGLEMAURA JUDKIS, SONIA RAOFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Never dry, informative, and affecting, Gunderson’s play is filled with surprises and meaningful moments.
‘CATASTROPHIST’ OFFERS LESSONS FROM A PRE-COVID PLAGUEPATRICK FOLLIARDFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
In some sense today’s report is not a surprise because we know that the virus is in the driver’s seat.
THE ECONOMY GAINED JUST 49,000 JOBS IN JANUARY, AS RECOVER SPUTTERS AMID PRESSURE FROM VIRUSELI ROSENBERGFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Much to their surprise, the thousands who answered his call were met by virtually no counterdemonstrators.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE SHADOW CAMPAIGN THAT SAVED THE 2020 ELECTIONMOLLY BALLFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
None of this will come as a surprise to anyone with a casual awareness of the influencer economy.
WHAT HBO’S FAKE FAMOUS DOESN’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE AND INFLUENCER CULTUREJUDY BERMANFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO SURPRISE

  • amaze
  • astonish
  • chill
  • daunt
  • dismay
  • distress
  • frighten
  • give a turn
  • make jump
  • panic
  • scare
  • scare silly
  • scare stiff
  • scare to death
  • spook
  • startle
  • surprise
  • terrify
  • unnerve
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