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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 to find 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 election results were surprising for a number of reasons. There was a surprising amount of talk about resignations.
surprisingly
adverb us   /sərˈprɑɪ·zɪŋ·li, sə-/
These chairs are surprisingly comfortable.
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