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 From back home in Arizona, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was unsurprised by Mantiply’s strong inning. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2022 At the time, Ware was particularly critical of the fact that no one did anything to stop or address the future Fanny Brice's behavior, and two years later, Ware is unsurprised that that behavior is seemingly being rewarded. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 12 July 2022 Malcolm X, a relentless critic of American myths of progress, would have been unsurprised to learn that the repertory was not quite ready for an opera about his life. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 Thomson was in Gavalchin’s courses as both an undergraduate and graduate student and was delighted, though unsurprised, when Gavalchin remembered his name years after his first courses with her. The Editors, Outside Online, 22 Dec. 2020 One former foreign-policy official who played a role in the Trump-Ukraine tensions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely about the former president, was unsettled but also unsurprised by Biden’s account. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 When her mother disappears one morning, the beleaguered girl seems unsurprised. Guy Lodge, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 When journalist Yohana Desta told her that the couple have settled in Santa Barbara, Stewart seemed unsurprised. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 17 Feb. 2022 Veterans of Detroit's past Opening Day games will be unsurprised to learn that Friday's forecast calls for a coat and an umbrella. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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