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
Sometimes, celebrities even style themselves, which makes for some fabulous, surprising, and downright ridiculous fashion moments.
That’s not surprising, perhaps: The treaty that defines the status of refugees was written at the end of World War II.
More surprising than the sudden growth is the source of it.
But what Anderson does with this pile of chauvinist ego and entitlement is continually surprising.
Perhaps most surprising, though, is that not a single item is a repeat from last year's best-seller list.
Personal essays are here alongside major reviews, and whether reflecting on her lost cat, Updike, or her religious upbringing, Gaitskill brings her tremendous critical capacities to bear and the results are surprising, delightful and sublime.
Not surprising, since the internet service providers who will benefit most from Pai’s actions are the same companies sending you those cable bills.
This, to my mind, is not that surprising, probably because nothing surprises me anymore!
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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
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- 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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