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Definitions for surprising
sərˈpraɪ zɪŋ, sə-sur·pris·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surprisingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. surprisingnoun

    The action of the verb to surprise.

  2. surprisingadjective

    That is or are a surprise.

    A surprising number of people attended the rally.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surprisingparticipial adj.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surprising

    of Surprise

  2. Surprisingadjective

    exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2875

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3427

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprising' in Adjectives Frequency: #388

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprising in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprising in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of surprising in a Sentence

  1. Alex Piquero:

    This study was surprising because of the narrative that exists out there that National Football League has a crime problem, but the majority of National Football League players don't commit crimes. People lose sight of that.

  2. Alessandro Marcon:

    It was not surprising to see the lowest rates of smoking initiation in North European countries, which are at the forefront of tobacco control policies and research on smoking.

  3. Jeanne McCarty:

    We expected that students would be more engaged, but as a result it was re-engaging teachers with the profession of teaching. It was exciting and surprising and valuable.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It is not news or surprising to me that critics and the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue, and that's OK, i remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children.

  5. Alex Jones:

    And then now magically they want metadata out of hundreds of thousands of emails they got, and they know just where to go, what a nice group of Democrats. How surprising. What nice people.

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