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STARTLED

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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 


STARTLED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement

Context examples:

students startled by the teacher's quiet return / the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons / her startled expression

Similar:

surprised (taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment)


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