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Surprise

Antonyms for surprise:

expectation, anticipation.

Synonyms for surprise:

Sense 1

fortuity, anticipant, freebie, mind-boggling, bromide, defy, peace offering, boggle, galvanize, bushwhack, boomerang, anticipatory, kicker, Expectance, valentine, disbelief, stocking stuffer, awakening, travesty, affront, fluky, benefaction, goody bag, red packet, judgmental, wonderment, scandalize, reduce to, bombshell, happenchance, trauma, fluke, care package, scandal, walk in on, horrify, anticipative, eye opener, disconcert, thunderbolt, mind-blowing.

Sense 2

Histrionical, shocker, anticipated, discretionary, confound, contretemps, misadventure, flash mob, mishap, banality, wait, depend, blow, hit with, usual, whimsical, electrify, expectant, expectancy, mischance, spectacular, expected, waylay, zinger, amiss, staggering, await, sudden, platitude, stupefy, flat-footed, commonplace, hazard, casual, largesse, empty-handed, stereotype, token, entertainment, truism, typical, COMP, accidental, happenstance, blindside, melodramatic, scheduled, Theatric, precipitant, fortuitous, capricious, hurried, indecency, hap.

Sense 3

backfire, casualty, giveaway, astray, sicken, sensational, ordinary, affair, revelation, abrupt, jar, precipitate, histrionic, arbitrary, inadvertent, normal, generous, subjective, dramatic, theatrical, accident, numb.

Sense 4

contingent, average, first, floor, loot, due, throw, turn, misfortune, bring up, favor, anticipate, gift.

Sense 5

prospect, stagger, sour, settlement, catch, pull up, chance.

Sense 6

general, personal, odd, bargain, wrong.

Sense 7

package, take.

Sense 8

HIT, common, figure.

Sense 9

issue.

Sense 10

present.

alarm

panic.

amaze

stupefy, astound, bowl over.

ambush

bushwhack.

astonish

bowl over.

astonishment

stupefaction.

boon

windfall.

confound

flabbergast.

confuse

confound.

entertainment

treat.

Sense 1 (noun)

wonderment.

Sense 2 (noun)

blow, scandal, revelation, affront, zinger.

Sense 4 (noun)

stagger, flash mob.

Sense 5 (noun)

disbelief.

Sense 6 (noun)

sensational, staggering.

Sense 7 (noun)

ambush.

Sense 8 (noun)

gift, settlement, largesse, benefaction, present, valentine, care package, red packet, freebie.

amazement (noun)

astonishment, bewilderment, awe, amazement, wonder.

puzzlement (noun)

bewilderment.

something amazing; state of amazement (noun)

bewilderment, bombshell, thunderbolt, revelation, stupefaction, wonderment, awe, jolt, wonder, shock, astonishment, amazement.

surprise (noun)

storm, surprisal.

alarm (verb)

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

amaze (verb)

astound, bewilder, dazzle, stun, overwhelm, daze, amaze, astonish, dumbfound, impress.

astonish; cause amazement (verb)

daze, dazzle, dumbfound, amaze, flabbergast, electrify, disconcert, astound, floor, startle, bowl over, bewilder, dismay, stagger, jar, confound, stun, take aback, overwhelm, stupefy.

competition (verb)

storm.

sneak up on; catch (verb)

bushwhack, waylay, take, ambush, catch unawares.

surprise (verb)

catch unawares, jolt, take aback.

Usage examples for surprise:

  • Sam asked in surprise. - "Down the Slope", James Otis.
  • Here was a surprise for Walter. - "Walter Sherwood's Probation", Horatio Alger.

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