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English definition of “surprisingly”

surprisingly

adverb     /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 .Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset Grammar:Evaluative adverbs (surprisingly) and viewpoint adverbs (personally)We put some adverbs outside the clause. They modify the whole sentence or utterance. Evaluative and viewpoint adverbs are good examples of this:
(Definition of surprisingly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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