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Meaning of “surprised” in the English Dictionary

"surprised" in British English

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surprisedadjective

uk   /səˈpraɪzd/  us   /sɚ-/
A2 feeling or ​showingsurprise 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 ​feeldisappointed with you)! I'm not surprised (that) he didn't ​keep his ​promise. I'm surprised tosee you here. I've ​managed to ​fixyourcar for now, but don't be surprised if it ​breaks down again (= it ​probably will ​stopworking again). She ​looked at him with a surprised ​expression on her ​face.

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(Definition of surprised from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surprised" in American English

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surprisedadjective

 us   /sərˈprɑɪzd, sə-/
feeling or ​showingsurprise because something has ​happened that you did not ​expect: He ​seemed surprised by the ​question. [+ to infinitive] We were ​pleasantly surprised to ​find that the ​hotel was so ​comfortable. [+ question word] You’d be surprised how ​quickly the ​timepasses.
(Definition of surprised from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surprised”
in Arabic مُتَفاجىء…
in Korean 놀란…
in Portuguese surpreso…
in Catalan sorprès…
in Japanese 驚いた, びっくりした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外的,惊讶的,诧异的…
in Turkish şaşırmış, hayrete düşmüş, (argo) apişıp kalmış…
in Russian удивленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外的,驚訝的,詫異的…
in Italian sorpreso…
in Polish zaskoczony, zdziwiony…
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