surprising

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

adjective

causing surprise, wonder, or astonishment.

Nearby words

  1. surprise,
  2. surprise party,
  3. surprise symphony,
  4. surprised,
  5. surprisedly,
  6. surprisingly,
  7. surra,
  8. surratt,
  9. surratt, mary eugenia,
  10. surreal

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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British Dictionary definitions for unsurprisingly

surprising

/ (səˈpraɪzɪŋ) /

adjective

causing surprise; unexpected or amazing
Derived Formssurprisingly, adverbsurprisingness, noun

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