The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise.
The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen; emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me.
To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity.
the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
a sudden unexpected event
come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"
attack by storm; attack suddenly
the state of being taken unawares by those with hostile intent. Gaining surprise on another will give certain benefits in some games (such as free attack, or one ignoring defenses), while others ignore it.
A common response to unexpected stimuli. A characteristic facial expression may be evoked where the mouth remains open (facilitating breathing) and the eyelids remain retracted (facilitating perception). See also fight response; flight response; and freeze response.
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Surprise is a feeling of shock due to something perceived as unexpected. It is one of the basic emotions. There is pleasant and unpleasant surprise.