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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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
A surprising build in gasoline in the peak of U.S. driving season and a very large build in heating oil will set the tone for lower prices as we go forward, the products markets will continue to put weakness in the energy complex.
It's surprising Donald Trump hasn't tweeted anything yet. Everyone is waiting for that.
Governor Christie’s comments in this regard have been particularly irresponsible, though not surprising for somebody whose poll numbers are closer to an asterisk than they are double digits. Clearly this is part of the strategy to turn that around.
We have to recognize that we imposed a genocide on tribes and we imposed harsh measures toward any government structure that they had, to me, it's not surprising that it would take somewhat deep into the self-determination era for tribes to be in a position to assert some of these rights.
It was surprising that adolescents were actually using it for abuse. It's very specific, you have to be in a program to get this. It's carefully managed. It's not widely available. ... It is available on the street, but essentially, the majority of this is from these management programs and someone's in therapy, someone in the house, them or a family member.
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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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