Definition of “surprising” - English Dictionary

“surprising” in English

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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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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.
adverb us /sərˈprɑɪ·zɪŋ·li, sə-/

These chairs are surprisingly comfortable.

(Definition of “surprising” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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