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surprisingly

adverb uk   /səˈpraɪ.zɪŋ.li/ us    /sɚ-/
B1 unexpectedly or in a way that is unusual: The restaurant turned out to be surprisingly cheap. Not surprisingly, the jury found them guilty.
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in Korean 놀랍게도, 뜻밖의…
in Arabic بِشكل مُفاجئ…
in Portuguese surpreendentemente, coisa surpreendente…
in Catalan sorprenentment…
in Japanese 意外に, 驚くほど…
in Italian sorprendentemente, cosa sorprendente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外地,出人意料地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外地,出人意料地…
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