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See definition of surprises on Dictionary.com
  • nounsomething amazing; state of amazement
  • verbastonish; cause amazement
  • verbsneak up on; catch

synonyms for surprises

  • 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

antonyms for surprises

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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 surprises in a sentence

It was a process replete with surprises, with revelations, with new understanding of nature itself as seen through the alien eyes.
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Spain is a country of surprises and of contradictions; even her own people seem unable to predict what may happen on the morrow.
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Such firmness of will on Florence's part surprises me very much; it accords so little with her habitual indolence.
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Surprises, pursuits, gallant stands, fearful massacres follow.
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It was apt to be when he felt as if he had exhausted surprises that he really received his greatest shocks.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
In this some of his chapters contain a marvellous series of surprises.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
There are surprises in store for you, but you must come if you would realise them.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
But the doctor reminded me that we must be prepared for surprises and treachery.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Perhaps, after all, this planet might afford us some agreeable surprises.
ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURSCAMILLE FLAMMARION
It rather surprises me that you should always eat the same things.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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