Meaning of “surprisingly” in the English Dictionary

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"surprisingly" in British English

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surprisinglyadverb

uk /səˈpraɪ.zɪŋ.li/ us /sɚˈpraɪ.zɪŋ.li/

B1 unexpectedly or in a way that is unusual:

The restaurant turned out to be surprisingly cheap.
Not surprisingly, the jury found them guilty.

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  • The journey was surprisingly hassle-free.
  • Many teenagers are surprisingly ignorant about current politics.
  • Letters of complaint were surprisingly few in number .
  • For such a famous, wealthy man, his personal life was surprisingly simple and ordinary.
  • Not surprisingly, this excuse was too much for them to swallow.

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

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