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

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Once again, color us completely and totally unsurprised. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian On How KKW Beauty Will Be Different From Kylie Cosmetics," 20 June 2017 Told that her prize money for reaching the final of women’s doubles would be roughly quadruple her haul for reaching the mixed doubles final, Melichar was unsurprised. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "To Know Mixed Doubles’ Place in Tennis, Look at the Prize Money," 13 July 2018 So once the initial shock cooled down, many policy wonks were unsurprised or even mildly relieved. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "What Happens When You Treat Nuclear Diplomacy Like a Reality TV Show," 24 May 2018 Why did the other employees seem so unsurprised by this? Michael Harriot, The Root, "Korean Restaurant Owner Slaps Black Female Employee Over $8.47," 22 May 2018 Imagine coming out of a shooting at your high school, a place that is supposed to be a safe place for learning, and feeling terrified but somehow unsurprised. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "A Santa Fe High School student says she expected to be shot at one day," 18 May 2018 The night of the shooting, residents seemed unsurprised by the gunshots and fatality. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Coroner IDs 27-year-old man killed in shooting on Yorktown Drive in New Orleans East," 26 Apr. 2018 Nationwide Arena in Columbus exploded in shock around her, but Ogunbowale was unsurprised. Stephanie Apstein, SI.com, "Arike Ogunbowale Caps Notre Dame's Improbable Season With Yet Another Unforgettable Shot," 1 Apr. 2018 Mary Hodder, a longtime privacy consultant who is now the product developer for the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, was equally unsurprised. Alexandra Samuel, The Verge, "The shady data-gathering tactics used by Cambridge Analytica were an open secret to online marketers. I know, because I was one," 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unsurprised

1591, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsurprised

: not surprised by something because you expected it

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