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surprising

[ser-prahy-zing, suh-] /sərˈpraɪ zɪŋ, sə-/
adjective
1.
causing surprise, wonder, or astonishment.
Origin of surprising
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; surprise + -ing2
Related forms
surprisingly, adverb
unsurprising, adjective
unsurprisingly, adverb
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surprising

/səˈpraɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing surprise; unexpected or amazing
Derived Forms
surprisingly, adverb
surprisingness, noun
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