Startling vs Astound - What's the difference?

startling | astound |


As verbs the difference between startling and astound

is that startling is while astound is to astonish, bewilder or dazzle.

As adjectives the difference between startling and astound

is that startling is likely to startle; surprising; shocking while astound is (obsolete) stunned; astounded; astonished.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

startling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 27 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That startling admission capped a miserable night for City as they arrived in Germany following an unbeaten start to the season.}}

    Synonyms

    * alarming

    Derived terms

    * startlingly

    astound

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.
  • Derived terms

    * astounding

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Stunned; astounded; astonished.
  • (Spenser)
    (Sir Walter Scott)