Definition of Surprising

1. Adjective. Causing surprise or wonder or amazement. "She earned a surprising amount of money"

Also: Unexpected
Similar to: Amazing, Astonishing, Startling, Stunning
Derivative terms: Surprisingness
Antonyms: Unsurprising



Definition of Surprising

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

Definition of Surprising

1. Verb. (present participle of surprise) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to surprise'''. ¹

3. Adjective. That is or are a surprise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surprising

1. surprise [v] - See also: surprise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surprising

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surprising (current term)
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surreal
surrealism
surrealisms
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Literary usage of Surprising

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1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Something similar to this, but even more surprising, occurs in those plants which1 ... The peculiarity again of lupins 8 is less surprising, namely that, ..."

2. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1920)
"CHAPTER III SHOWING THAT OLD ACQUAINTANCES ARE CAPABLE OP surprising US When Maggie was at home again, her mother brought her news of an unexpected line of ..."

3. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (1883)
"... he and Newman walked away side by side— the strange man talking earnestly, and Newman listening. CHAPTER XLV. CONTAINING MATTER OF A surprising KIND. ..."

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