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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:

    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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#4024caught
#6106surprised
#9982scared
#20134frightened
#30215startled

How to use startled in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

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

  3. Robert Collier:

    Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.

  4. William Blanchard:

    We were startled, it was a system that had worked well for umpteen years.

  5. Chase Dellwo , 26:

    It was startled, Chase Dellwo was startled ; the bear engaged in a defensive attack.


Translations for startled

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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