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Old-fashioned expressions of surprise - thesaurus

Synonyms

gosh

interjection

old-fashioned used for showing that you are surprised or a little annoyed

crikey

interjection

Britishinformal old-fashioned used for expressing surprise or anger

golly

interjection

informal old-fashioned used for expressing surprise or slight worry

bless my soul/bless me/well I’m blessed

used for showing surprise

by God/gum/Jove etc

used for emphasizing what you are saying or for expressing surprise

for the love of God

used when you are very angry or shocked

as I live and breathe

used for expressing surprise

by gum

used for showing surprise or pleasure

cripes

interjection

informal old-fashioned used for expressing surprise or anger

crumbs

interjection

Britishinformal old-fashioned used for expressing surprise

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doggone

adjective

Americaninformal old-fashioned used when you are annoyed or surprised

gee whiz

interjection

Americanold-fashioned used for expressing a reaction such as surprise or admiration

gracious

interjection

old-fashioned used for expressing surprise

hell’s bells/teeth

used for showing anger or great surprise

strewth

interjection

Britishold-fashioned used for expressing surprise, or for emphasizing what you have to say

ye gods

used for showing that you are very surprised or annoyed

yikes

interjection

informal old-fashioned used as an expression of surprise or slight fear

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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