Synonyms of startle


1. startle, jump, start, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

usage: a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"


1. startle, galvanize, galvanise, shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback

usage: to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"

2. startle, jump, start, move

usage: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"

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