causing surprise or wonder or amazement
"the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money"
The action of the verb to surprise.
That is or are a surprise.
A surprising number of people attended the rally.
exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2875
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3427
Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Adjectives Frequency: #388
The numerical value of surprising in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of surprising in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of surprising in a Sentence
Given these trends, it’s not surprising that the incidence of diverticulitis is rising.
Johns Hopkins Medicine provides some modest reassurance for the short-term, but the absence of a signal for cancer excess isn't really all that surprising to me, because it's just too soon for something like cancer, there hasn't been long enough follow-up to really see a signal. So while I'm reassured that they didn't find one, I don't think it means that patients are completely out of the woods.
This pace of engagement is impressive, but shouldn't be surprising for what President Obama declared the defining partnership of the 21st century, our task is to build on our mutual interests, with mutual respect, and deliver on the promise of that partnership.
A pause (in the stock market rally) may not be surprising but the momentum trade is to continue higher as reopening of the country accelerates.
We do have the Fed as a powerful force, but a lot depends on external factors. We're already seeing downward revisions to the third quarter, and I don't think that's surprising.
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Translations for surprising
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- sorprenentCatalan, Valencian
- verwunderlich, überraschend, erstaunlichGerman
- étonnante, étonnant, surprenante, surprenantFrench
- порази́тельный, удиви́тельныйRussian
- ewaerant, saizixhante, ewaerante, sbarant, sbarante, saizixhantWalloon
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