[ ser-prahy-zing-lee, suh- ]
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  1. in a way that causes a feeling of wonder or astonishment: The artist creates works that are both approachable and surprisingly sophisticated.

  2. 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.

Origin of surprisingly


Other words from surprisingly

  • un·sur·pris·ing·ly, adverb

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