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[stˈɑːtə͡l], [stˈɑːtə‍l], [s_t_ˈɑː_t_əl]

Synonyms for Startle:

alarm (verb)

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

surprise (verb)

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

Other synonyms and related words:

Genesis, abrupt, affright, agitate, alternate, amaze, amazement, amazing, appal, appal orappall, appall, appalling, arouse, astonish, astonished, astonishing, astonishment, astounded, astounding, awe, awestrike, be afraid, be alarmed, be startled, beat a drum, bedaze, bedazzle, begin, beginning, benumb, bewilder, birth, blind, blow mind, blow one's mind, boggle, bolt, bound, bowl down, bowl over, breath, bulge, bulldoze, bully, burden, bypass, catch, catch unawares, catch out, cause, chill, climb up, commence, commencement, confound, confuse, consternate, consternation, cow, cry disquiet, cry havoc, cry wolf, curdle the blood, daunt, daze, dazzle, depart, derail, derivation, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, discourage, disgraceful, disgust, dishearten, disquiet, distress, disturb, dreadful, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dumfound, dumfounder, electrify, embark on, excite awe, excite fear, fascinate, faze, fearful, feeze, fight shy, first, flabbergast, flinch, floor, flummox, fluster, fly storm warnings, formidable, freak, fright, frightful, funk, galvanise, galvanize, get, get going, get scared, ghastly, give a fright, give a scare, give a start, give a turn, give an alarm, go, hasty, head start, hideous, horrible, horrify, horripilate, in dismay, inauguration, inception, initiate, initiation, inspire awe, inspire fear, intimidate, introduction, jar, jib, jump, jump a mile, jump out, jump up, jump-start, jumping, jumpstart, kickoff, lead off, leap, leap out, leave, make jump, make one stare, make one tremble, make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, menace, nauseate, nonplus, numb, offset, onset, opening, origin, originate, outrage, outrageous, outset, overcome, overhear, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, parachute, parachuting, paralyse, paralyze, part, pass over, perplex, perturb, petrify, physiological reaction, pop, precipitous, quick, raise an alarm, raise apprehensions, raise aprehensions, rash, reflex, repel, revolt, rise, rock, root, rouse, ruffle, saltation, scandalous, scar, scare shitless, scare silly, scare stiff, scare the daylights out of, scare to death, scarify, scratch, set about, set forth, set out, shake, shake one's belief, shake one's faith, shake up, shameful, shocking, shy, sicken, skedaddle, skip, skip over, sound an alarm, sound the alarm, sound the tocsin, source, spring, spring something on, stagger, stagger one's belief, stagger one's faith, stampede, stand out, start, start a cut, start aside, start out, start-up, starting, starting line, starting signal, starting time, startle reaction, startle reflex, startle response, startled, startling, startlingly, stick out, strike, strike dead, strike dumb, strike terror, strike with awe, strike with wonder, stupefy, sudden, surprise suddenly, surprisingly, take, take off, take off guard, tax, terrific, terrify, terrorise, terrorize, threaten, threshold, throw, throw off balance, thunderstrike, traumatize, trouble, turn the head, unman, unnerve, unsettle, unstring, upset, warn, wonderful.

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;