10 Words for … SURPRISED

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  1. astonished – excited and overwhelmed by surprise or shock
    We were astonished when the magician disappeared.
  2. astounded – overwhelmed by surprise or shock
    The teacher was astounded by her student’s excellent spelling score.
  3. flabbergasted – extremely surprised or astonished
    I was flabbergasted when she told me she loved me.
  4. flummoxed – surprised and confused to the point of not knowing how to react
    We were flummoxed by the mysterious phone call.
  5. nonplussed – surprised and confused to the point of not knowing how to react
    He was nonplussed by the question.
  6. shocked – extremely surprised in a way that causes fear or upset
    They were shocked to hear about what their parents were like as children.
  7. speechless – surprised or bewildered to the point of being unable to speak
    The news left me speechless.
  8. startled – suddenly alarmed 
    The loud bang startled the dog.
  9. stunned – surprised to the point of being unable to react
    You might be stunned when I tell you what happened.
  10. taken aback – extremely surprised or shocked
    They were taken aback by the goodwill they received from the community. 

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