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Startle

Synonyms for startle:

Sense 1

traumatize, scare away, affright, bully, scare into, unnerve, cow, intimidate.

Sense 2

terrorize, petrify, terrify, amaze, paralyze, disturb, spook, stupefy, shake up.

Sense 3

electrify, stab.

Sense 4

rock, chill, freak, shake.

Sense 5

bother, fright.

Sense 8

bolt.

amaze

astound, bowl over, stupefy.

flinch

start.

frighten

scare away, affright, petrify, scarify.

recoil

jump.

surprise

amaze, astonish, catch unawares.

Other synonyms and related words:

start, initiate, galvanize, depart, dumbfound, shake up, stand out, unnerve, bully, galvanise, offset, embark on, jumpstart, traumatize, starting signal, fright, skip over, derail, catch unawares, flabbergast, jump, part, terrify, alternate, beginning, get, stick out, freak, skip, starting, cow, pass over, start out, starting line, bowl over, scratch, terrorize, originate, climb up, starting time, parachuting, spring, astonish, leap out, spook, commencement, jump-start, shake, begin, paralyze, petrify, chill, Thunderstrike, take off, affright, intimidate, scarify, go, stupefy, jumping, set about, parachute, bound, get going, head start, horrify, electrify, set forth, outset, bulge, lead off, bolt, disturb, jump out, first, saltation, kickoff, set out, amaze, commence, rise, rock, leap, pop.

Sense 1 (noun)

chill, intimidate, shake up.

Sense 2 (noun)

electrify.

Sense 3 (noun)

terrify, terrorize, scarify, fright, affright.

Sense 4 (noun)

amaze.

Sense 5 (noun)

bolt.

act (noun)

jump, start.

alarm (noun)

disturb.

startle (noun)

jump, galvanise, galvanize, start.

alarm (verb)

signal, frighten, shock, alarm, dismay, alert, panic, scare, surprise.

frighten, surprise (verb)

take aback, shock, spook, spring, astound, rock, terrify, jump, astonish, scare, start, shake up, stun, affright, amaze, bolt, alarm, terrorize, fright.

surprise (verb)

astonish, stun, take aback, jolt, astound, catch unawares.

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