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What is another word for startle?

294 synonyms found


[stˈɑːtə͡l], [stˈɑːtə‍l], [s_t_ˈɑː_t_əl]

Synonyms for Startle:

alarm (verb) surprise (verb) Other synonyms and related words:

Quotes for Startle:

  1. Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town. Zola Budd.
  2. Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject. John Keats.
  3. However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically. Nobuo Uematsu.

Idioms of Startle:

  1. startle sm out of sth;

Adjectives for Startle:

  • further.