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surprising

adjective

: unexpected or unusual : causing surprise

Full Definition of SURPRISING

:  of a nature that excites surprise
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Examples of SURPRISING

  1. It's not surprising that he doesn't want to go.
  2. The changes to the campus were surprising.
  3. He shows a surprising lack of concern for others.
  4. A surprising number of people were laid off at the factory.

First Known Use of SURPRISING

1614
SURPRISING Defined for Kids

surprising

adjective sur·pris·ing \sər-ˈprī-ziŋ, sə-ˈprī-ziŋ\

Definition of SURPRISING for Kids

:  causing astonishment :  unexpected <Although some things were always the same with Abuelita … others were surprising … — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>
sur·pris·ing·ly adverb <He is a surprisingly good singer.>

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