Synonyms and Antonyms of startling
causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness
- The startling news that my sister will be having a baby.
amazing, astonishing, astounding, dumbfounding (also dumfounding), eye-opening, flabbergasting, jarring, jaw-dropping, jolting, shocking, stunning, stupefying, surprising
unannounced, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen
awesome, awful, breathtaking, fabulous, heart-stopping, marvelous (or marvellous), miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, sublime, wonderful, wondrous
befuddling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, discomfiting, disconcerting, dismaying, flustering, muddling, nonplussing (also nonplusing), perplexing, upsetting
incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unlikely, unthinkable