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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement.

Usage examples (37)
  • Students startled by the teacher's quiet return
  • "Hello, what's that?" he demanded in startled surprise.
  • Even his name startled people by the outlandish sound of it.
  • Vanyel relaxed and grinned; the expression startled his father. for more
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