Simple Definition of surprising
: unexpected or unusual : causing surprise
Full Definition of surprising
: of a nature that excites surprise
Examples of surprising
It's not surprising that he doesn't want to go.
The changes to the campus were surprising.
He shows a surprising lack of concern for others.
A surprising number of people were laid off at the factory.
First Known Use of surprising
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Definition of surprising
: causing astonishment : unexpected <Although some things were always the same with Abuelita … others were surprising … — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>
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