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
An organization like ISIL (Islamic State) is capable of surprising us ... so we want to work hard to eliminate that opportunity for surprise and we do that through a robust presence ?in the maritime environment, in the Suez Canal what we've seen consistently despite unrest that has occurred in Egypt ... (is) a Suez canal that is secure and properly administered.
The Heckelman site is unlike anything found in the lower Great Lakes of the United States, most contemporary sites in Ohio focused on burial ceremonies and the building of mounds. To find evidence of life celebrations is an unexpected and exciting discovery. It gives us surprising insights about these prehistoric Ohioans that lived nearly 2,300 years ago.
It is alarming that obesity could soon become the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women, but sadly not surprising, environmental factors such as advertising and promotion of unhealthy food and drink are contributing to this public health crisis.
Philae is obviously still functional, because it sends us data, even if it does so at irregular intervals and at surprising times.
Indonesia is surprising, it's one of the few countries where even large firms underperform in the use of email.
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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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