surprising
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /səˈpɹaɪzɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /sɚˈpɹaɪzɪŋ/
  • (America, r-dissimilation) IPA: /səˈpɹaɪzɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of surprise#English|surprise
Adjective

surprising

  1. Causing surprise.
    A surprising number of people attended the rally.
Synonyms Translations Noun

surprising (plural surprisings)

  1. A situation in which somebody is surprised.
    • 1983, David Dowling, Novelists on Novelists (page xii)
      But the comments of most of these novelists are the record of their continual surprisings by the varieties of moral and aesthetic truths.



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