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What is another word for startled?

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Adjective
Surprised and slightly frightened
“Adam looked down, startled to see his little brother's face looking worriedly up at him.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Timid, or showing a lack of courage
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Very frightened, and unable to react sensibly because of panic
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Agitated or stressed
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Feeling confused mentally
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Verb
To have frightened or caused fear
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“As always, I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
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Past tense for to suddenly surprise or astonish
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“At times, he seems totally incapacitated by awkwardness, yet he can startle me with his confidence and intellect.”
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Past tense for to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm
“The cat would startle, hump her back, and hiss like a smoldering coal struck by water.”
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Past tense for to provoke or instigate someone into action
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Past tense for to do something (to someone) unexpectedly
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Past tense for to take advantage of someone's inattention
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