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  Definition of surprise
  1. the act of surprising someone
  2. a sudden unexpected event
  3. the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  4. cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
  5. attack by storm; attack suddenly
  6. come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"
Similar Words: surprisal, storm

 

Hyponyms: bombshell, thunderbolt, thunderclap, coup de theatre, eye opener, peripeteia, peripetia, peripety, shock, blow, stunner, amaze, astonish, astound, explode a bombshell, catch, flabbergast, boggle, bowl over, stun, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, blindside

 

Derivational Morphology: storm, surprisal, surpriser

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 吃驚   Danish: overraske and overraskelse  
Dutch: verbazen and verrassing and verrassings-   Finnish: hämmästys and yllättää and yllätys  
French: étonner and inattendu and surprise   German: Überraschung and Überraschungs- ''e. g. Überraschungsangriff'' and überraschen  
Greek: έκπληξη and αιφνιδιασμός   Hungarian: ámulat and meglepetés and meglepetésszerű and meglepni  
Italian: sorprendere and sorpresa   Japanese: 驚かす  
Korean: 놀라게 하다   Norwegian: overraske and overraskelse and overraskning  
Polish: dziwić and niespodzianka   Portuguese: surpreender and surpresa  
Russian: внезапный and сюрприз and удивление and удивлять   Slovene: presenetiti and presenečenje  
Spanish: sorprender and sorpresa   Swedish: överraska and överraskning  
Telugu: ఆశ్చర్యపరచు  
 
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