Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb surprise

3 senses of surprise

Sense 1
surprise -- (cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 2
surprise -- (come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
storm, surprise -- (attack by storm; attack suddenly)
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Antonyms of adj surprised

1 sense of surprised

Sense 1
surprised (vs. unsurprised) -- (taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression")

unsurprised (vs. surprised), not surprised -- (not surprised or expressing surprise; "that unsuprised obstinate look on his face")

Similarity of adj surprised

1 sense of surprised

Sense 1
surprised (vs. unsurprised) -- (taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression")
       => amazed, astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned -- (filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses")
       => dumbfounded, dumfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck, dumbstruck, dumbstricken -- (as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion")
       => gobsmacked -- (utterly astounded)
       => goggle-eyed, openmouthed, popeyed -- (with eyes or mouth open in surprise)
       => jiggered -- ((British informal expletive) surprised; "Well I'm jiggered!")
       => startled -- (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")

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