What does surprising mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word surprising.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surprising(adj)

    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. surprising(Noun)

    The action of the verb to surprise.

  2. surprising(Adjective)

    That is or are a surprise.

    A surprising number of people attended the rally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surprising

    of Surprise

  2. Surprising(adj)

    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

How to pronounce surprising?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say surprising in sign language?

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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. John Miller:

    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.

  2. Brian Redmond:

    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.

  3. Caroline Cerny of the Obesity:

    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.

  4. Stephan Ulamec:

    Philae is obviously still functional, because it sends us data, even if it does so at irregular intervals and at surprising times.

  5. Marion Jansen:

    Indonesia is surprising, it's one of the few countries where even large firms underperform in the use of email.

Images & Illustrations of surprising

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