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surprising

sur·pris·ing

surprising

 
 
pronunciation:
sr praI zIng [or] s praI zIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing surprise or wonder; astonishing.
definition 2: unexpected; not foreseen.
The coach noticed a surprising improvement in one player's performance and asked him what had happened.
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
sudden
derivation: surprisingly (adv.)