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Feeling surprised or shocked - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

very informal 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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aghast

adjective

shocked and upset

appalled

adjective

offended or shocked very much by something, because it is extremely unpleasant or bad

at a loss for words

not knowing what to say, especially because you are very surprised or shocked

catatonic

adjective

medical unable to move or control your movements as a result of illness or shock

dazed

adjective

unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head

devastated

adjective

feeling very shocked and upset

disconcerted

adjective

feeling worried, confused, or surprised

dumb

adjective

mainly literary temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, especially because you are very shocked

dumbfounded

adjective

so surprised that you do not know what to do or say

dumbstruck

adjective

so surprised or so full of admiration that you cannot speak

fit to be tied

extremely surprised, upset, or angry

flabbergasted

adjective

very surprised or shocked

frozen

adjective

unable to move because of fear or surprise

gobsmacked

adjective

Britishinformal extremely surprised

goggle-eyed

adjective

informal looking at someone or something in a way that shows you are very surprised or impressed by them

horrified

adjective

very shocked or frightened

horror-struck

adjective

so shocked or frightened that you do not know what to do

incredulous

adjective

not able to believe something, or not wanting to believe it

incredulous

adjective

showing that you find something hard to believe

nonplussed

adjective

so surprised and confused that you do not know what to do or say

numb

adjective

not able to react or to show your emotions, often because of an extreme shock

off balance

surprised, upset, or confused by something

off-guard

adjective

surprised by something unexpected

open-mouthed

adjective

with your mouth wide open in surprise

shell-shocked

adjective

feeling extremely shocked or upset after an unpleasant experience

shocked

adjective

very surprised and upset by something bad that happens unexpectedly

sickened

adjective

shocked and feeling rather sick because of something unpleasant

slack-jawed

adjective

informal very surprised

someone’s jaw dropped

used for saying that someone was very surprised or shocked

startled

adjective

suddenly frightened or surprised by something

stunned

adjective

very shocked or upset, especially so that you are unable to act normally

stupefied

adjective

extremely surprised or shocked

surprised

adjective

showing surprise

there were raised eyebrows

used for saying that people are shocked or surprised by something

to the core

mainly British very surprised, upset, or excited by something

transfixed

adjective

so surprised, shocked, or interested that you continue to look at or listen to someone or something without moving

traumatised

a British spelling of traumatized

traumatized

adjective

very upset, afraid, or shocked because of a bad experience

wonderingly

adverb

in a way that shows you are surprised or have questions about something or someone

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