Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “surprised”

See all translations

surprised

adjective uk   /səˈpraɪzd/ us    /sɚ-/
A2 feeling or showing surprise because something has happened that you did not expect: We were very surprised at the result. It's not like you to behave like this, Alice - I'm surprised at you (= I feel disappointed with you)! I'm not surprised (that) he didn't keep his promise. I'm surprised to see you here. I've managed to fix your car for now, but don't be surprised if it breaks down again (= it probably will stop working again). She looked at him with a surprised expression on her face.
More examples
Translations of “surprised”
in Korean 놀란…
in Arabic مُتَفاجىء…
in Portuguese surpreso…
in Catalan sorprès…
in Japanese 驚いた, びっくりした…
in Italian sorpreso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外的,驚訝的,詫異的…
in Russian удивленный…
in Turkish şaşırmış, hayrete düşmüş, (argo) apişıp kalmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外的,惊讶的,诧异的…
in Polish zaskoczony, zdziwiony…
(Definition of surprised from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of surprised?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “surprised”

Definitions of “surprised” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More