[ser-prahy-zing, suh-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for unsurprisingly

tranquilly, serenely, placidly, remotely, calmly

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Contemporary Examples of unsurprisingly

Historical Examples of unsurprisingly

  • Not unsurprisingly, Musa detected at once the competitive air.

    The Lion's Share

    E. Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for unsurprisingly



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