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surprising

adjective

Simple Definition of surprising

  • : unexpected or unusual : causing surprise

Full Definition of surprising

  1. :  of a nature that excites surprise

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.



1614

First Known Use of surprising

1614


SURPRISING Defined for Kids

surprising

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

Definition of surprising

  1. :  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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