Synonyms and Antonyms for startle-response

1. startle response (n.)

a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions

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4. response (n.)

a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

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5. response (n.)

the manner in which something is greeted

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6. response (n.)

a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister

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7. response (n.)

the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

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8. startle (v.)

to stimulate to action

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10. startle (v.)

move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

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