surprisingadjectiveuk /səˈpraɪ.zɪŋ/ us /sɚˈpraɪ.zɪŋ/
- After a six-hour flight and a long day of meetings, it's not surprising you conked out.
- If you feed your dog on cakes and biscuits, it's not surprising he's so fat.
- After a gruelling six months singing on a world tour, it is hardly surprising that her voice is starting to go.
- A surprising percentage of the population are illiterate.
- My inability to do needlework was treated with surprising indulgence by my teacher.