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Feeling surprised or shocked

surprised

adjective

having the feeling that you get when something unexpected happens

shocked

adjective

very offended or embarrassed by something that you consider immoral

amazed

adjective

very surprised

speechless

adjective

so surprised, upset, or angry that you cannot think of anything to say

astonished

adjective

very surprised about something that you did not expect

astounded

adjective

extremely surprised or shocked

thunderstruck

adjective

very surprised or shocked

staggered

adjective

very surprised and shocked

psyched

adjective

extremely surprised, excited, or nervous

lost for words

to be so surprised, shocked, etc. that you do not know what to say

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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