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take aback

see definition of take aback
  • 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
  • amaze
  • astound
  • bewilder
  • blow away
  • blow one's mind
  • boggle
  • bowl over
  • confound
  • daze
  • dumbfound
  • flabbergast
  • floor
  • knock over
  • overwhelm
  • put one away
  • shock
  • spring on
  • stagger
  • startle
  • stun
  • stupefy
  • take aback
  • throw a curve
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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