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

Definition of unsurprisingly

1 : as is not surprising matters complicate, unsurprisingly— Stanley Kauffmann
2 : in an unsurprising manner the story ended unsurprisingly

Examples of unsurprisingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps unsurprisingly, reactions to Morton have been intense and polarized. Laura Hudson, Wired, 16 Nov. 2021 Platform enthusiast Lady Gaga was, unsurprisingly, an early fan. Alice Cary, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2021 One of the more popular sides, potatoes, is unsurprisingly mainly produced in Idaho, with about 134.8 million hundredweight a year, followed by Washington state with nearly 99.7 million. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2021 The press tour for House of Gucci has begun, and Lady Gaga, unsurprisingly, is wowing us with her fashion. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2021 Perhaps unsurprisingly, the four weeks of leave currently under consideration is, by global standards, paltry. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 9 Nov. 2021 Still in with a chance to nab the next rose, Fowler unsurprisingly remained tight-lipped on what's in store for her next and whether a romance with Blurton is part of the picture. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 8 Nov. 2021 The The Masked Singer judge celebrated her 49th birthday on Monday, November 1, and, unsurprisingly, her husband, Donnie Wahlberg, was first in line to wish her a wonderful day. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 6 Nov. 2021 Trump's overall margin in the district improved during his second run, but a closer look shows -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- that the slight uptick was fueled by stronger numbers in its more rural communities. Ethan Cohen And Jennifer Agiesta, CNN, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unsurprisingly

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unsurprisingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurprisingly. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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