un·​sur·​prised | \ ˌən-sər-ˈprīzd How to pronounce unsurprised (audio) , ˌən-sə- \

Definition of unsurprised

: 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 Mare watches them from a distance, her gaze sympathetic but unsurprised. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "What HBO’s New Crime Show Gets Exactly Right," 21 Apr. 2021 Michael Hoyt, chairman of the Baldwin County Republican Party, said he’s unsurprised to see Brooks visiting Baldwin County within the same week of announcing his Senate candidacy. al, "Can Mo Brooks reverse past poor performances in South Alabama?," 25 Mar. 2021 Because of this, Nathaniel Scherer, co-lead author of the study, said he was unsurprised by the numbers. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, "'I need every American to do their part,' says Biden, targeting the end of the pandemic," 12 Mar. 2021 Anyone who has hiked through the Columbia River Gorge since the Eagle Creek fire will be unsurprised by the scene at Eagle Creek. oregonlive, "Hikers return to Eagle Creek Trail, as one of Oregon’s best hikes reopens after fire," 9 Jan. 2021 Others said they were unsurprised at the company’s ultimate fate. New York Times, "HNA Was Once China’s Biggest Dealmaker. Now It Faces Bankruptcy.," 6 Feb. 2021 So when the Grammy nominations were announced in November, Freelon was unsurprised to see nothing but white artists listed in the category for best children's music album. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "5 artists of color to celebrate in kids music after Grammys controversy," 25 Jan. 2021 While many politicians expressed shock at both the insurrection and the immediate police response to it, several Portland demonstrators of color were unsurprised. oregonlive, "Black Lives Matter activists in Portland reflect on contrast between Capitol and local police response," 14 Jan. 2021 But about an hour after Pennsylvania — and the White House — were called for Biden on Nov. 7, Scaringi sounded unsurprised by the result. Teo Armus, Washington Post, "Trump’s new Pennsylvania lawyer said Biden won and that lawsuits ‘will not reverse this election’," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unsurprised

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsurprised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurprised. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsurprised

: not surprised by something because you expected it

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