surprising

  • 1 Surprising — Sur*pris ing, a. Exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger. {Sur*pris ing*ly}, adv. {Sur*pris ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wonderful;… …

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  • 2 surprising — surprising; un·surprising; …

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  • 3 surprising — index coincidental, fortuitous, noteworthy, peculiar (curious), portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (amazing) …

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  • 4 surprising — [adj] unexpected accidental, amazing, astonishing, chance, electrifying, extraordinary, fortuitous, from left field*, impulsive, out of the blue*, remarkable, shocking, startling, stunning, sudden, unanticipated, unforeseen, unpredictable,… …

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  • 5 surprising — [sər prīz′iŋ, sə prīz′iŋ] adj. causing surprise; amazing surprisingly adv …

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  • 6 surprising — sur|pris|ing W3S3 [səˈpraızıŋ US sər ] adj unusual or unexpected ▪ She told me a surprising thing. ▪ A surprising number of his paintings have survived. it is surprising (that) ▪ It is not surprising that most parents experience occasional… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 surprising — n. 1) surprising to + inf. (it was surprising to see her there) 2) surprising that + clause (it was surprising that she was nominated) * * * [sə praɪzɪŋ] surprising that + clause (it was surprising that she was nominated) surprising to + inf. (it …

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  • 8 surprising — adjective unusual or unexpected: a surprising lack of communication between management and staff | it is surprising (that): It s not really surprising that only a few people came tonight. | it is surprising how/what etc: It s surprising how… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 surprising — sur|pris|ing [ sər praızıŋ ] adjective *** unusual or unexpected: Going shopping with a baby requires a surprising amount of physical effort. The results of the survey lead to some surprising conclusions. It s hardly surprising (=not at all… …

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  • 10 surprising */*/*/ — UK [sə(r)ˈpraɪzɪŋ] / US [sərˈpraɪzɪŋ] adjective unusual, or unexpected Going shopping with a baby requires a surprising amount of physical effort. The results of the survey lead to some surprising conclusions. It s hardly surprising (= not at all …

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  • 11 surprising — [[t]sə(r)pra͟ɪzɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ that/to inf Something that is surprising is unexpected or unusual and makes you feel surprised. It is not surprising that children learn to read at different rates... A surprising number …

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  • 12 surprising*/*/ — [səˈpraɪzɪŋ] adj 1) unusual, or unexpected Ant: unsurprising It s hardly surprising (= not at all surprising) that she s angry, considering what you said.[/ex] It s surprising what you can achieve with so little money.[/ex] surprisingly adv 2) It …

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  • 13 surprising — adjective causing surprise or wonder or amazement (Freq. 11) the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data leaped up with surprising agility she earned a surprising amount of money • Ant: ↑unsurprising • Similar to: ↑ …

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  • 14 surprising — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ make sth ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, ve …

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  • 15 Surprising — Surprise Sur*prise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surprising}.] [From {Surprise}, n.: cf. F. surprendre, p. p. surpris.] 1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack …

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  • 16 surprising — 1. noun The action of the verb to surprise. 2. adjective That is or are a surprise. A surprising number of people attended the rally. Syn: astonishing, unexpected …

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  • 17 surprising — sur pris·ing || sÉ™r praɪzɪŋ /sÉ™ p adj. astonishing, startling, unexpected sur·prise || sÉ™r praɪz /sÉ™ p n. act of surprising; astonishment; something which startles or astonishes; unexpected event v. startle, astonish; ambush …

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  • 18 surprising — adjective the results of the study were surprising Syn: unexpected, unforeseen, unpredictable; astonishing, amazing, startling, astounding, staggering, incredible, extraordinary, breathtaking, remarkable; informal mind blowing …

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  • 19 surprising — surprise ► NOUN 1) a feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected. 2) an unexpected or astonishing thing. ► VERB 1) cause to feel surprise. 2) capture, attack, or discover suddenly and unexpectedly. ● take by surprise Cf.… …

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  • 20 surprising — adjective Date: 1614 of a nature that excites surprise …

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