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Definitions of surprising

  1. Of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; astonishing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Exciting surprise: wonderful: unexpected. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Exciting surprise; wonderful. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Exciting surprise; of a nature to excite surprise; extraordinary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for surprising

  1. Unfortunately for this, she could not resist the temptation to glance at Martin Trevor- she had not seen him for some time, and it was surprising to meet him in the middle of the week, as he generally came home only for week- ends. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  2. How that one, indeed, came there is surprising – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston