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Adjective
Surprised and slightly frightened
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“Adam looked down, startled to see his little brother's face looking worriedly up at him.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Timid, or showing a lack of courage
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Agitated or stressed
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To have frightened or caused fear
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“As always I approached silently, hoping to startle them with a sudden intrusion.”
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Past tense for to excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension
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Past tense for to move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm
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Past tense for to disturb the composure of
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Past tense for to stimulate into action
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Taken by surprise
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Caught unawares
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