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surprised

adjective
variants: also surprized

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surprised

verb
variants: also surprized
past tense of surprise

Synonyms of surprised (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • I was very surprised when my parents offered to pay the down payment on our house

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2 to lie in wait for and attack by surprise
  • FBI agents surprised the counterfeiters in their own base of operations

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The first known use of surprised was in 1882

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“Surprised.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/surprised. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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