surprising

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

surprising

  1. Present participle of surprise.

Noun[edit]

surprising (uncountable)

  1. The action of the verb to surprise.

Adjective[edit]

surprising (comparative more surprising, superlative most surprising)

  1. That is or are a surprise.
    • 2011 November 3, David Ornstein, “Macc Tel-Aviv 1-2 Stoke”, BBC Sport:
      With this the second of three games in seven days for Stoke, it was hardly surprising to see nine changes from the side that started against Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday.
    • 2013 July 6, “The rise of smart beta”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8843, page 68: 
      Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
    A surprising number of people attended the rally.

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