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

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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Tariq Zahir:

    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.

  2. Matt Smith:

    It's surprising Donald Trump hasn't tweeted anything yet. Everyone is waiting for that.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    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.

  4. Ezra Rosser:

    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.

  5. Henry Spiller:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of surprising

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