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Dictionary entry overview: What does startled mean?
• STARTLED (adjective)
The adjective STARTLED has 1 sense:
1. excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
Familiarity information: STARTLED used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
students startled by the teacher's quiet return / the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons / her startled expression
surprised (taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment)
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