Definitions for surprising
sərˈpraɪ zɪŋ, sə-sur·pris·ing
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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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Wonderful; raising sudden wonder or concern.
Etymology: from surprise.
The greatest actions of a celebrated person, however surprising and extraordinary, are no more than what are expected from him. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Surprising refers to something unexpected, unusual, or startling that caught someone off guard. It can refer to an event, action, outcome, or piece of information that does not align with what was previously believed or predicted, thereby provoking a sense of astonishment or wonder.
exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger
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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
He just does not have the ability to really have a sense of empathy for people who are enduring hardship and enduring pain, the fact that, as you said, he is playing golf while this is happening is not surprising. It's not surprising, but it certainly is not reflective of the leadership that a president should provide in these moments of great tragedy.
The rest of uslittle people should make sure that we're offsetting our car and making sure that we're canceling pipelines, making sure that we're riddingthis country of thousands of high paying jobs in the name of climate change, but people like him, that's the only option they have, to fly private or be on a yacht or any of these rich celebrities that do all the same things and then still worship at the altar of the almighty climate change yet again. Is this surprising to anyone? Because it certainly is not surprising to me.
In itself, that not that much has been offered is not surprising, it's a little surprising that this comes on the first week ... it's quite early in the whole process, which will be a worry for the Bank of England.
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.
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- sorprenentCatalan, Valencian
- überraschend, erstaunlich, verwunderlichGerman
- étonnante, étonnant, surprenante, surprenantFrench
- удиви́тельный, порази́тельныйRussian
- sbarant, ewaerante, ewaerant, saizixhante, sbarante, saizixhantWalloon
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