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surprising

adjective

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surprising

verb
variants: also surprizing
present participle of surprise

Synonyms of surprising (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • I was very surprised when my parents offered to pay the down payment on our house

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2 to lie in wait for and attack by surprise
  • FBI agents surprised the counterfeiters in their own base of operations

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The first known use of surprising was in 1614

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“Surprising.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/surprising. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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