HyperDic: surprising

English > 1 sense of the word surprising:
ADJECTIVEallsurprisingcausing surprise or wonder or amazement
surprising > pronunciation
Soundssahpray'zihng; serpray'zihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > surprising: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningCausing surprise or wonder or amazement.
Examples
  • "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"
  • "leaped up with surprising agility"
  • "she earned a surprising amount of money"
Narroweramazing, astonishingsurprising greatly
startlingSo remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm
stunningCausing great astonishment and consternation
See alsounexpectednot expected or anticipated
Oppositeunsurprisingnot causing surprise
Spanishchocante, sorprendente, sorpresivo
Catalansorprenent, xocant
Nounssurprisingnessextraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected
Adverbssurprisinglyin a surprising manner
surprisinglyin an amazing manner

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