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amazement, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, wonder.
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.
assault, attack, sneak up on, surprisev.
alarm, alert, dismay, frighten, panic, scare, shock, signal, startle.
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.
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.
jolt, take aback, catch unawares.
Examples of usage:
– Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
– Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
– Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
– Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
– The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey