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Synonyms and Antonyms of surprise

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surprise

synonym (synonym of surprise)

  • (noun.act)
    the act of surprising someone (noun.act)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    attack by storm; attack suddenly (verb.competition)
     

hypernym (surprise IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a sudden unexpected event (noun.event)
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another (noun.event)
     
  • attack by storm; attack suddenly (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     
  • cause to be surprised (verb.cognition)
    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon (verb.emotion)
     
  • come upon or take unawares (verb.social)
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
     
  • the act of surprising someone (noun.act)
    the act of causing disorder (noun.act)
     
  • the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you (noun.feeling)
    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising (noun.feeling)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF surprise relation)

  • a sudden unexpected event (noun.event)
    a shocking surprise (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    a dramatic surprise (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    something surprising and revealing (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work) (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    an unpleasant or disappointing surprise (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.event)
    an unexpected and amazing event (noun.event)
     
  • cause to be surprised (verb.cognition)
    affect with wonder (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    utter or do something surprising (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    overcome with amazement (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.emotion)
    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off (verb.emotion)
     
  • come upon or take unawares (verb.social)
    catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences (verb.social)
     

derivation (.... is derived from surprise)

  • a sudden unexpected event (noun.event)
    attack by storm; attack suddenly (verb.competition)
     
  • attack by storm; attack suddenly (verb.competition)
    a direct and violent assault on a stronghold (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a captor who uses surprise to capture the victim (noun.person)
     
  • cause to be surprised (verb.cognition)
    the act of surprising someone (noun.act)
     
  • the act of surprising someone (noun.act)
    cause to be surprised (verb.cognition)
     
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