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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surprisinglyadverb

    in a surprising manner

    "he was surprisingly friendly"

  2. amazingly, surprisingly, astonishinglyadverb

    in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise

    "amazingly, he finished medical school in three years"


  1. surprisinglyadverb

    In a way that causes surprise because it is unexpected, or unusual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surprisinglyadverb

    To a degree that raises wonder; in a manner that raises wonder.

    Etymology: from surprising.

    If out of these ten thousand, we should take the men that are employed in publick business, the number of those who remain will be surprizingly little. Addison.


  1. surprisingly

    Surprise (pronunciation ) is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and humans as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. Surprise can occur in varying levels of intensity ranging from very-surprised, which may induce the fight-or-flight response, or little-surprise that elicits a less intense response to the stimuli.


  1. surprisingly

    Surprisingly is an adverb that is used to describe something happening or being the case which is unexpected, unusual or not anticipated. It can also represent a sense of amazement, wonder, or disbelief. It expresses the occurrence of an event or situation that is considered astonishing or remarkable.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprisingly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3626

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprisingly' in Adverbs Frequency: #260

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of surprisingly in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Webster:

    Not surprisingly, the findings don't make much logical sense when it comes to gun policies other than the finding that universal background checks are protective.

  2. Mike DelPrete:

    IBuying is appealing to a surprisingly large amount of people, the pitch is speed, certainty and convenience. You don't have to worry about the uncertainty of the market and how long it will take to sell, getting the house ready to show, which agent to choose.

  3. Dubliner Jennifer Brown:

    I voted 'Yes' because everyone's the same so why not have the same rights as everyone else, surprisingly some of my friends are against it but the ones who say they are going to vote 'No' aren't going to actually vote.

  4. James Yeh:

    Not surprisingly, the payments that were categorized as educational trainings seemed to most impact brand name prescribing.

  5. Holly Soape:

    I told him about the situation, and surprisingly he was more than willing to do it.

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