un·​sur·​pris·​ing | \ ˌən-sər-ˈprī-ziŋ How to pronounce unsurprising (audio) , ˌən-sə- \

Definition of unsurprising

: not surprising or unexpected

Examples of unsurprising in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The breakdown is somewhat unsurprising, given the 'Favourites' have established food careers and are familiar with cooking using limited ingredients under time constraints in a pressure cooker reality TV environment. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 6 June 2022 This is unsurprising, considering West’s history of blowing deadlines and making last-minute updates to his work — even after it’s already been released. Julian Kimble, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 This is unsurprising, as so much of consumers' lives and day-to-day functions have shifted to the digital world. John Kim, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Watt's response is unsurprising, given his prolific philanthropy in the state and continued support of Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Dan Carson, Chron, 25 May 2022 That would be unsurprising if corporations had not been paying lip service to their sense of social responsibility in recent years. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 Actually, this relationship ought to be unsurprising. Eric Protzer, Fortune, 16 Jan. 2022 Its portable gaming prowess is unsurprising, as the music-gadget wizards at Teenage Engineering are behind much of Playdate's design. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 On the surface, the Literary Arts announcement seemed unsurprising. oregonlive, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsurprising

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsurprising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurprising. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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