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surprisingly

[ ser-prahy-zing-lee, suh- ]
/ sərˈpraɪ zɪŋ li, sə- /
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adverb
in a way that causes a feeling of wonder or astonishment: The artist creates works that are both approachable and surprisingly sophisticated.
in a way that is seen as unlikely or unexpected:Despite its geographic isolation and small population, Reykjavik is surprisingly cosmopolitan.The phone has an impressive array of features, and yet is surprisingly affordable.
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Origin of surprisingly

OTHER WORDS FROM surprisingly

un·sur·pris·ing·ly, adverb
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