Examples of surprising in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of surprising from the Web
But the most surprising tidbit of Gossip Girl info came from executive producer Joshua Safran, who let the world in on a little secret about Lively and Dicaprio's relationship.
Jim Mora no doubt will be amped for his return to Seattle, and with a healthy Josh Rosen the Bruins could be the Pac-12’s most surprising team.
Its death toll is comparably low, at just six people, but storms kill people in surprising ways.
Scientists took almost 600 soil samples from across New York’s Central Park and discovered a surprising diversity and richness.
Last week, in a surprising outcome, an Egyptian judge sentenced Ismail Serageldin, the founding director of Egypt's Library of Alexandria, to 3.5 years in prison for financial misdemeanors.
Bacteria That Shape Blood Vessels Researchers have discovered a surprising link between gut-dwelling bacteria and the brain’s blood vessels.
His dual-threat ability paired with a surprising arm drew some comparisons to former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, though Lindsey tried to curb that analogy toward the end of spring.
That was quickly updated with the Tony Cingrani trade, one that wasn’t really surprising.
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First Known Use of surprising
Synonymsamazing, astonishing, astounding, blindsiding, dumbfounding (also dumfounding), eye-opening, flabbergasting, jarring, jaw-dropping, jolting, shocking, startling, stunning, stupefying
Related Wordsunannounced, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen; awesome, awful, breathtaking, fabulous, heart-stopping, marvelous (or marvellous), miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, sublime, wonderful, wondrous; extraordinary, phenomenal, rare, sensational, spectacular; befuddling, bewildering, confounding, confusing, discomfiting, disconcerting, dismaying, flustering, muddling, nonplussing (also nonplusing), perplexing, upsetting; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unlikely, unthinkable; singular, uncommon, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, remarkable; impressive, striking
Near Antonymscommon, customary, mundane, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual
SURPRISING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surprising for English Language Learners
: unexpected or unusual : causing surprise
SURPRISING Defined for Kids
Definition of surprising for Students
- Although some things were always the same with Abuelita … others were surprising …
- —Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising
- He is a surprisingly good singer.
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