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synonyms for taken aback

  • bewildered
  • bugged
  • chagrined
  • confounded
  • confused
  • crushed
  • discombobulated
  • disconcerted
  • embarrassed
  • fazed
  • fuddled
  • humbled
  • humiliated
  • mortified
  • rattled
  • shamed
  • ashamed
  • in a tizzy
  • bewildered
  • confused
  • shocked
  • speechless
  • startled
  • surprised
  • overwhelmed
  • stupefied
  • frozen
  • confounded
  • dumbfounded
  • stumped
  • numb
  • overcome
  • aghast
  • bowled over
  • breathless
  • floored
  • astonished
  • dismayed
  • amazed
  • flabbergasted
  • astounded
  • blown away
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antonyms for taken aback

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  • clear
  • oriented
  • understanding
  • at ease
  • composed
  • emboldened
  • proud
  • reassured
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    How to use taken aback in a sentence

    A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
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    Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.
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    Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.
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    What course was taken to supply that assembly when any noble family became extinct?
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.
    SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
    On this account, great care should be taken to provide well-drained positions.
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    I admitted every one of these possibilities but said, every time, that taken together, they destroyed one another.
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    If it be taken from others 'tis like plums stuck upon blackthorns; there they are for a while, but they come to nothing.
    PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
    The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    No young Cave Swallows were taken and gonads of adults were in various stages of reproductive activity.
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO TAKEN ABACK

    • ashamed
    • bewildered
    • bugged
    • chagrined
    • confounded
    • confused
    • crushed
    • discombobulated
    • disconcerted
    • embarrassed
    • fazed
    • fuddled
    • humbled
    • humiliated
    • in a tizzy
    • mortified
    • rattled
    • shamed
    • taken aback
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.