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Definition of "surprising" []

  • Causing surprise; unexpected or amazing (adjective)
  • Present participle of surprise. (verb)

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  • The action of the verb to surprise. (noun)
  • That is or are a surprise. (adjective)

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Use "surprising" in a sentence
  • "The term "surprising" has lots of connotations, but..."
  • "The word "surprising," used to describe the size of that month's price jump, recurs with surprising frequency."
  • "The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, told reporters that U.S. and NATO forces are making what he called surprising progress in traditional Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan."