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surprised

[ ser-prahyz, suh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF surprised
  • adj.taken aback
  • adj.taken by surprise

Synonyms for surprised

  • astonished
  • bewildered
  • dazed
  • frightened
  • shocked
  • startled
  • stunned
  • alarmed
  • astounded
  • confounded
  • stupefied
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Antonyms for surprised

  • aware
  • calm
  • poised
  • unsurprised
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURPRISED

I wouldn't be surprised if the next Consolidated dividend was reduced.

His grasp of details delighted Uncle Peter and surprised Coplen.

If Robert was surprised, Ben Haley had even more reason for astonishment.

At 7.30 my brother and Windich returned, and were surprised to hear of our adventure.

Don't be surprised, Miss:—but you'll see Hannah no more in this house.

She was not in the least surprised at not being invited by Evelyn to play chaperon.

Don't let me be surprised at your seeming unsisterliness, Bella.

Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals.

"I shouldn't be in the least surprised," Mary assented, as she finished buttoning her gloves.

She was not in the least surprised that Dick had not yet returned, though he had mentioned half an hour.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "attacked unexpectedly," past participle adjective from surprise (v.). Meaning "excited by something unexpected" is from 1882.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SURPRISED

aback

adverbtaken unawares
  • confused
  • surprised
  • thrown off
  • thrown off guard

dumbfounded

adjectiveastounded, confused

startled

adjectivefrightened
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