Synonyms of surprise


1. surprise, astonishment, amazement

usage: the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you

2. surprise, change, alteration, modification

usage: a sudden unexpected event

3. surprise, surprisal, disruption, perturbation

usage: the act of surprising someone


1. surprise, affect, impress, move, strike

usage: cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"

2. surprise, act, move

usage: come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"

3. storm, surprise, attack, assail

usage: attack by storm; attack suddenly

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