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"surprising" in British English

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surprisingadjective

uk   /səˈpraɪ.zɪŋ/  us   /sɚˈpraɪ.zɪŋ/
B1 unexpected: He gave a ​quite surprising ​answer. It's hardly/​scarcely/not surprising (that) you're putting on ​weight, ​considering how much you're ​eating. I have to say that it's surprising tofind you ​agreeing with me for ​once.

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

"surprising" in American English

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surprisingadjective

 us   /sərˈprɑɪ·zɪŋ, sə-/
unexpected and causing ​surprise: The ​electionresults were surprising for a ​number of ​reasons. There was a surprising ​amount of ​talk about ​resignations.
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adverb  us   /sərˈprɑɪ·zɪŋ·li, sə-/
These ​chairs are surprisingly ​comfortable.
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