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English definition of “surprised”

surprised

adjective     /səˈpraɪzd/
A2 feeling surprise because something has happened that you did not expect : [+ to do sth] I'm surprised to see you here. She wasn't surprised at his decision . [+ (that)] I'm surprised that you've decided to leave .Surprised
(Definition of surprised adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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