startled

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

 
A startled young cat

AdjectiveEdit

startled (comparative more startled, superlative most startled)

  1. Surprised and slightly frightened.
    • 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
      The burnt and bleeding man staggered to his feet, dazed and unbelieving, and asked the startled townspeople who came running whether his fireman and guard were safe. He was kept away from the smouldering crater where his engine had been, and taken to hospital.

SynonymsEdit

  • (surprised and slightly frightened): stunned

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VerbEdit

startled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of startle

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