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surprising

sur·pris·ing

surprising

 
 
pronunciation:
sr praI zIng [or] s praI zIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing surprise or wonder; astonishing.
The horse came in at a surprising speed.
definition 2: unexpected; unanticipated.
The surprising result of the election disappointed many moderates.
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
sudden, unexpected
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derivation: surprisingly (adv.)