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Adjective
Causing a feeling of surprise
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“A surprising number of customers order the same sandwich each day.”
Adjective
Strange or difficult to comprehend
“He made the surprising decision to ignore the advice of his ministers.”
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Not expected, anticipated or foreseen
“His marriage proposal was certainly surprising given that they had only been dating for barely a month.”
Adjective
Causing a feeling of wonder
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“Karolina executed the difficult piece with a surprising amount of skill.”
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Not ordinary
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Adjective
Sudden and unexpected
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Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available
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Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient
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Causing a feeling of surprise, fear or dismay
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Verb
The causing of amazement
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“Finding dozens of gorillas in the jungle would pleasantly surprise the researchers.”
Verb
Present participle for to capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
“After infiltrating the building, they would then surprise the occupants, catching them off guard easily.”
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