[ UK /səpɹˈa‍ɪzɪŋ/ ]
[ US /səˈpɹaɪzɪŋ, sɝˈpɹaɪzɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing surprise or wonder or amazement
    the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data
    leaped up with surprising agility
    she earned a surprising amount of money
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How To Use surprising In A Sentence

  • In a sense the inclusion of an implied term of correspondence with description is a little surprising.
  • Digital technology comes to us heralded by a great deal of utopian ballyhoo, but in some surprising ways it discourages creativity.
  • It is therefore unsurprising that such seizures are sometimes confused with panic attacks.
  • This is not by any means the only instance of financial incompetence on the part of our various Scottish ancestors, nor indeed of the tendency to resort to violence, and those patterns offer surprisingly little reassurance from the genetic standpoint. Archive 2009-03-01
  • RHP Brandon Lyon parlayed his surprising spring performance into the opening day closer job, supplanting RHP Greg Aquino.
  • He needs medical attention and is also, unsurprisingly, concerned about his safety. Times, Sunday Times
  • I doubt that Michelle Obama was surprised or dismayed by the boos at the Nascar rally: it's not surprising that the national doubtfulness about first ladies and the strong, accomplished women who are coming to hold the role would emerge in boos from some of the Obama administration's fiercest opponents. Michelle Obama's Nascar boos | Kay Dilday
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, the researchers found that employers were considerably more likely to offer interviews and jobs to applicants with white names.
  • Not surprisingly, there are about three Joes for every Jane – but even so, that means there are over 8 million Janes.
  • It is surprisingly easy to manoeuvre and far less treacherous than parasailing. Times, Sunday Times
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