surprising

[ ser-prahy-zing, suh- ]
/ sərˈpraɪ zɪŋ, sə- /

adjective

causing surprise, wonder, or astonishment.

Origin of surprising

First recorded in 1570–80; surprise + -ing2
Related formssur·pris·ing·ly, adverbun·sur·pris·ing, adjectiveun·sur·pris·ing·ly, adverb
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surprising

/ (səˈpraɪzɪŋ) /

adjective

causing surprise; unexpected or amazing
Derived Formssurprisingly, adverbsurprisingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for surprisingly

surprisingly


adv.

1660s, from surprising (see surprise (v.)) + -ly (2).

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