surprise

451 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[səpɹˈa͡ɪz], [səpɹˈa‍ɪz], [s_ə_p_ɹ_ˈaɪ_z]
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Synonyms for Surprise:

amazement (noun)

amazement, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, wonder.

alarm (verb)

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

amaze (verb)

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

surprise (verb)

catch unawares, jolt, take aback.

Other synonyms and related words:

COMP, Eureka, abrupt, abruptness, accident, admiration, afternoon party, am surprised, amazedness, amazement, amazing, ambuscade, ambush, ambushment, amiss, amusement, anticipate, anticipation, anticipatory, appal, assail, assault, astonished, astonishing, astounded, astounding, astoundment, at, attack, attack suddenly, awakening, awestrike, backfire, baffle, ball, banality, be amazed, be cunning, be surprised, be unexpected, beautiful, bedaze, bedazzle, beguilement, bemuse, benumb, blind, blindside, blitz, blockbuster, blow, blow away, blow hard, blow mind, blow one's mind, blunt, boggle, bolt, bomb, bombshell, boomerang, bounce upon one, bowl down, bowl over, breath, breathless wonder, bridge party, bromide, brutal, burden, burst in on, burst upon one, bushwhack, capture, casualty, catch, catch unawares, catch by surprise, catch in the act, catch napping, catch off guard, cause wonder, caution, chance, circumvent, come at, come down on, come from behind, come unawares, come upon, come upon one, come upon unexpectedly, confound, confoundment, confuse, confusion, consternate, consternation, contingent, contretemps, contrive, conversazione, crack down on, creep upon one, crude, curiosity, curt, curveball, defy, depend, descend on, descend upon, despair, deter, development, disappointment, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourteous, discover, discretionary, disgust, dish of tea, disillusion, disquiet, disturb, do the unexpected, double, drop in on, dumb found, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dumbfoundment, dumfound, dumfounder, earthshaker, electrify, entertainment, epiphany, evening party, expectant, expectation, eye-opener, fall on, fall upon, fascinate, fascination, favor, faze, fear, fearful, fearfully, festival, figure, find, finesse, flabbergast, flash upon one, flat-footed, flatter, floor, floored, flooring, fluke, fluky, flummox, for a wonder, force, fortuitous, fortune, fright, frightful, galvanize, gang up on, garden party, generous, gerrymander, gift, give a turn, glare, go at, go for, godsend, gorgeous, grab, grasp, gross, hap, happenchance, harry, have at, hen party, histrionical, hit, hit upon, hit like lightning, hit on, hit upon, home, hoo-hah, horrify, housewarming, hurried, impertinent, impolite, impromptu, inadvertent, incredulity, indelicate, instinctive, intrigue, jar, joke, joker, judgmental, jump, kettle, kettle drum, kick, kicker, knock for six, land on, lay at, lay for, lay hands on, lay into, leave aghast, levee, lie in wait, light into, limit, little, make jump, make one stare, make things pleasant, maneuver, marvel, marveling, mild astonishment, mirabile dictu, mirabile visu, miracle, miscalculate, miscalculation, mischance, morning party, mug, nab, natural, nauseate, nonplus, normal, not bargain for, not expect, novelty, numb, ordinary, outrage, outstand, overcome, overpower, overreach, overtake, paralyse, paralyze, party, peripeteia, perplex, perturb, perturbation, petrify, phenomenon, pitch into, plain, plan, play tricks with, pleasant surprise, pop, portent, pounce upon, pound, precipitance, precipitant, precipitation, precipitousness, prodigy, pull up short, puzzle, puzzlement, rage, ramp, rarity, rattle, raw, reception, repel, revelation, revolt, ridotto, rock, rout, ruade, rude, sail into, scandal, seize, sensation, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, set on, set upon, shake, shake up, shocker, shocking, sicken, smoker, snatch a verdict, sneak attack, soiree, something unexpected, spontaneous, spring a surprise, spring on, spring something on, spring upon, stag party, stagger, staggerer, stand in amazement, start, startler, startling, steal upon one, stoop to conquer, storm, stound, strange to say, strike, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with awe, strike with wonder, stump, stunner, stunning, stupefaction, stupefy, stupor, subjective, succeeded in finding, sudden, sudden burst, suddenness, surprisal, surprise attack, surprise ending, surprise package, surprise party, surprised, surprising, swan, switch, swoop down on, swoop down upon, take, take by surprise, take one's breath away, take short, take the offensive, take unawares, tamasha, tax, tea-fight, tea-party, temporize, theatrical, throw, throw a curve, throw off balance, thunderbolt, thunderclap, token, trap, trauma, traumatize, treat, truism, turn, turn the head, turn up, twist, unadvertised, unannounced, unanticipated, undermine, undreamed of, undreamt of, unexpected, unexpected event, unexpected occurrence, unforeseen, unheralded, unlooked-for, unnerve, unpleasant surprise, unpredicted, unpublicized, unsettle, unsought, upset, usual, valentine, wade into, waylay, whammy, without warning, wonderful, wonderfully, wonderment, wow them, yach, zinger.

Rhymes for Surprise:

  1. fries, implies, dries, prize, replies, demise, tries, decries, pint-size, revise, comprise, ties, relies, disguise, denies, lies, buys, vies, size, guys, bise, unwise, surmise, marseilles, rise, unties, spies, incise, flies, guise, complies, plies, defies, wise, supplies, chastise, cries, pries, sighs, emprise, dyes, despise, dies;
  2. apprise, allies, baptize, applies, reprise, advise, belies, devise, arise;
  3. oversize, improvise;
  4. sensationalize, decriminalize;

Quotes for Surprise:

  1. This may surprise you, but I was arrested in high school. Pat Boone.
  2. I'm into all that sappy stuff- a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic. Will Estes.
  3. Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise whatever good you find in matrimony. Frank Leslie.

Idioms of Surprise:

  1. take by surprise
  2. surprise sm by sth;
  3. take ( sb) by surprise