un·​sur·​prised ˌən-sər-ˈprīzd How to pronounce unsurprised (audio)
: not surprised
She looked so complete, so unsurprised, so warmly confident.Joyce Carol Oates
I watched in pained fascination, oddly unsurprised by the spectacle …Tom Perrotta

Examples of unsurprised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zanzibar Fair Trade co-owner Josh Varner said he was unsurprised upon learning that an alleged thief, accused of pilfering about $100,000 of rare antiques from his Land Park business, failed to appear in court this month after being released from jail. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 24 Jan. 2024 Perhaps the man with the tablet had been right to seem so unsurprised by her. Hazlitt, 24 Jan. 2024 By then, the newspaper business was struggling under a waning advertising market, and Baron was unsurprised to find Weymouth running out of rope. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 Ruth seems unsurprised to find her own creation confronting her, and the two sip (or slurp) tea as Barbie laments the confusing prospects of the real world. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 21 July 2023 But there’s one person who is completely unsurprised by all of this, and who reckons there will be yet more revelations. Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2023 This is what global warming looks like While scientists say the records are alarming, most are unsurprised – though frustrated their warnings have been mostly ignored for decades. Laura Paddison, CNN, 8 July 2023 After a lifetime of supporting her multiple younger brother and sisters, Yasin is unsurprised that someone in Kourtney’s position would want to keep something as personal as a wedding sacrosanct. Tiwa Adebayo, Vogue, 10 July 2023 Lindsay Dougherty, the Hollywood Teamsters leader whose drivers have been turning away from the picket lines (her organization is scheduled for negotiations with the AMPTP next year), says she’s unsurprised by the WGA’s move to shut down productions. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsurprised was in 1591

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“Unsurprised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurprised. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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