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Synonyms for startled

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. startled(adj)

    excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement

    "students startled by the teacher's quiet return"; "the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"; "her startled expression"

    Antonyms:
    not surprised, unsurprised

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "startled":

    surprised, scared, frightened, caught

How to pronounce startled?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say startled in sign language?

  1. startled

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9982scared
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#30215startled

How to use startled in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Moore:

    He kind of startled me, he says,' Well, what are you doing here ?'.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

  3. John Marshall:

    So, if the cow is soft and nurturing that's how I will paint it and if the cow is sort of angry and startled then I'll try and treat that in the temperate. So, they portray a different thing and it's the thing that is keeping them unique, keeping a sense that each one is different and it's kind of more of an emotional portrayal than a photographic one.

  4. Jen Principe and Toni Musso:

    When the police came, he got very startled and at that point he said,' They're going to arrest me.' And I said,' I won't let them do that. Just stay with me,'.

  5. Nathan Harman:

    I only saw one person, he sort of snapped up, stood up, and turned around. He looked startled. We made eye contact.


Translations for startled

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  • erschrockenGerman
  • مبهوتPersian
  • kauhuissaan, säikähtänyt, pelästynytFinnish
  • effarouché, surprisFrench
  • forskrekketNorwegian
  • шокированный, напуганный, испуганный, потрясённый, поражённый, испугатьRussian
  • திடுக்கிட்டதுTamil
  • giật mìnhVietnamese

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