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Wordnet 3.0


1. taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment;
- Example: "surprised by her student's ingenuity"
- Example: "surprised that he remembered my name"
- Example: "a surprised expression"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surprise \Sur*prise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surprised; p. pr. & vb. n. Surprising.] [From Surprise, n.: cf. F. surprendre, p. p. surpris.] 1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. [1913 Webster] Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. --Isa. xxxiii. 14. [1913 Webster] The castle of Macduff I will surprise. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Who can speak The mingled passions that surprised his heart? --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me. [1913 Webster] I am surprised with an uncouth fear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Up he starts, Discovered and surprised. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity. [1913 Webster] 4. To hold possession of; to hold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Not with me, That in my hands surprise the sovereignity. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Astonish. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surprised adj 1: taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression" [ant: not surprised, unsurprised]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "surprised": ad-lib, agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, astonished, astounded, at gaze, awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, breathless, captivated, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, confounded, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, enchanted, enraptured, enravished, enthralled, entranced, extemporaneous, extemporized, fascinated, flabbergasted, gaping, gauping, gazing, haphazard, hasty, hypnotized, impromptu, improvised, in awe, in awe of, lost in wonder, makeshift, marveling, mesmerized, open-eyed, openmouthed, overwhelmed, popeyed, precipitate, puzzled, rapt in wonder, rough-and-ready, snap, spellbound, staggered, staring, struck with surprise, stupefied, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares, thunderstruck, tripped up, unarranged, unbegun, unconcocted, uncontrived, undeliberated, under a charm, undevised, unhatched, unmade, unmanufactured, unorganized, unprepared, unprimed, unready, unstudied, wide-eyed, wonder-struck, wondering