Synonyms of startling


1. startle, galvanize, galvanise, shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback

usage: to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"

2. startle, jump, start, move

usage: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"


1. startling, surprising (vs. unsurprising)

usage: so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm; "Sydney's startling new Opera House"; "startling news"; "startling earthquake shocks"

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Definition and meaning of startling (Dictionary)