Definition of Surprise:

  1. Event which may be grounds for a new trial. Court procedure rules aim to limit surprise and (in civil cases) may exclude an allegation or testimony that amounts to a surprise and prejudices the other partys case.

  2. (of something unexpected) cause (someone) to feel mild astonishment or shock.

  3. An unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing.

  4. Denoting a class of complex methods of change-ringing.

Synonyms of Surprise

Shock, Bolt from of the blue, Bolt out of the blue, Thunderbolt, Bombshell, Revelation, Source of amazement, Rude awakening, Eye-opener, Astonish, Amaze, Nonplus, Startle, Astound, Stun, Flabbergast, Stagger, Shock, Stop someone in their tracks, Stupefy, Leave open-mouthed, Take someones breath away, Dumbfound, Daze, Benumb, Confound, Take aback, Jolt, Shake up, Admiration, Amaze, Amazement, Ambush, Assail, Assault, Astonish, Astonishment, Astound, Astoundment, Attack, Awe, Awestrike, Bedaze, Bedazzle, Beguilement, Bewilder, Bewilderment, Blitz, Blockbuster, Blow, Boggle, Bomb, Bombshell, Bowl down, Bowl over, Breathless wonder, Bushwhack, Capture, Catch, Catch off-guard, Catch unawares, Come at, Come down on, Come from behind, Come upon unexpectedly, Confound, Crack down on, Daze, Dazzle, Descend on, Descend upon, Discomfit, Disconcert, Discover, Dismay, Do the unexpected, Drop in on, Dumbfound, Dumbfounder, Dumbfoundment, Earthshaker, Eye-opener, Fall on, Fall upon, Fascination, Faze, Flabbergast, Floor, Gang up on, Go at, Go for, Grab, Grasp, Harry, Have at, Hit, Hit like lightning, Incredulity, Joker, Jolt, Jump, Kicker, Land on, Lay at, Lay for, Lay hands on, Lay into, Light into, Marvel, Marveling, Mug, Nonplus, Overwhelm, Paralyze, Peripeteia, Perplex, Petrify, Pitch into, Pounce upon, Pound, Pull up short, Puzzlement, Rattle, Revelation, Rock, Sail into, Seize, Sense of mystery, Sense of wonder, Set on, Set upon, Shock, Shocker, Sneak attack, Spring a surprise, Spring upon, Stagger, Staggerer, Startle, Startler, Strike, Strike dead, Strike dumb, Strike with wonder, Stun, Stupefaction, Stupefy, Surprisal, Surprise attack, Surprise ending, Surprise package, Surprise party, Swan, Switch, Swoop down on, Take, Take aback, Take by surprise, Take short, Take the offensive, Take unawares, Thunderbolt, Thunderclap, Wade into, Waylay, Wonder, Wonderment

How to use Surprise in a sentence?

  1. The announcement was a complete surprise.
  2. I was surprised at his statement.

Meaning of Surprise & Surprise Definition