Definition of surprising in English:


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  • Causing surprise; unexpected.

    ‘a surprising sequence of events’
    • ‘The failure to see anything decent crop up in the first few years is not terribly surprising.’
    • ‘Coming up next, some surprising news about the recession.’
    • ‘The disc has a surprising number of special features.’
    • ‘That was the most surprising discovery of the day.’
    • ‘These results are not surprising given the nature of the sample.’
    • ‘This is a surprising admission, considering how well he handled his sudden fame last season.’
    • ‘The laughter was surprising in that the play, by nature of its disjointed scenes, never manages to flow along.’
    • ‘Perhaps most surprising, economists, who should be the biggest fans of growth, have mainly ignored or dismissed the importance of technological change.’
    • ‘The fact that this official sabotaged the test is terrible, yet not surprising.’
    • ‘This year though, she has rather lost her way and has been the victim of a number of surprising upsets.’
    • ‘You probably can guess some of our choices, but others may seem more surprising.’
    • ‘So for humans to find facial symmetry as an important component in judging attractiveness is not surprising.’
    • ‘It was a rattling good adventure story that kept me gripped to the surprising end.’
    • ‘In such a situation, it is not surprising that people will resort to desperate measures.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is hardly surprising that police officers, or security officials or even civil servants lobby for more powers.’
    • ‘It's surprising that following the composer's death he has recorded relatively few of his works.’
    • ‘The most surprising thing about the New York court's ruling is that it is not already a well-established constitutional principle.’
    • ‘Such baseline studies can yield surprising results.’
    • ‘The sharp slowdown in the economy in the second quarter and in payroll jobs in June and July is easily the most surprising development in the economy this year.’
    • ‘Though Ormrod's book is too recent to figure in the bibliography, his earlier publications are a more surprising omission.’



/sə(r)ˈprīziNG/ /sə(r)ˈpraɪzɪŋ/