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nonindustrial

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agricultural, rural, undeveloped, developing, underdeveloped, unindustrialised, unindustrialized, nonindustrial.
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Spell check of surprise

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Correct spelling:
surprise
Definition:
Anything that causes such a state or emotion.

Synonyms:

adjective
surprising
unforeseen.
noun
amazement
amazement, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, wonder.
event
surprise.
feeling
surprise.
hoo-hah
hoo-hah.
puzzlement
bewilderment.
something amazing; state of amazement
abruptness, amazement, astonishment, attack, awe, bewilderment, bombshell, consternation, curiosity, disappointment, disillusion, epiphany, eureka, fortune, godsend, incredulity, jolt, kick, marvel, miracle, miscalculation, phenomenon, portent, precipitance, precipitation, precipitousness, prodigy, rarity, revelation, shock, start, stupefaction, suddenness, thunderbolt, unexpected, unforeseen, whammy, wonder, wonderment, Astoundment, curveball, eye-opener.
startle
assault, attack, sneak up on, surprisev.
surprise
storm, surprisal.
wonder
wonderings.
verb
alarm
alarm, alert, dismay, frighten, panic, scare, shock, signal, startle.
amaze
amaze, astonish, astound, bewilder, daze, dazzle, dumbfound, impress, overwhelm, stun.
astonish; cause amazement
amaze, astound, bewilder, bowl over, confound, confuse, consternate, daze, dazzle, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, dumbfound, electrify, flabbergast, floor, jar, nonplus, overwhelm, perplex, petrify, rattle, rock, stagger, startle, strike dumb, stun, stupefy, take aback, unsettle, shake up, blow away, take one's breath away, cause wonder, leave aghast, leave open-mouthed, spring something on, strike with awe, throw a curve.
cognition
surprise.
competition
storm, surprise.
sneak up on; catch
ambush, burst in on, bushwhack, capture, discover, grab, grasp, lie in wait, nab, seize, take, waylay, catch unawares, come down on, lay for, spring on, catch in the act, catch off-guard, catch off-balance, catch red-handed, drop in on, take by surprise.
social
surprise.
surprise
jolt, take aback, catch unawares.
Examples of usage:
  1. And now, surprise after surprise: 'Have you heard from your mother? – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
  2. Fruen asked in surprise: " Well, what do you want?" – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  3. I hardly expected to see him again, but soon after the year was out, to my great surprise, he called. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  4. He's a good fellow, so that didn't surprise me. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  5. " Then I'll surprise him," said Spot. – The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey

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