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sur·prise

 (sər-prīz′)
tr.v. sur·prised, sur·pris·ing, sur·pris·es
1. To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated: Thinking I was at home, she was surprised to see me in the office. We were surprised that he could recover so quickly.
2.
a. To encounter or discover suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares: She surprised him as he was reading her diary.
b. To attack or capture suddenly and without warning: surprised the sentries in a predawn raid, wounding several.
3.
a. To cause (someone) to do or say something unintended or to be in an unintended condition: "There passed a scene ... that surprised me into courage to come forward" (Fanny Burney).
b. To elicit or detect through surprise: "She occasionally surprised a look on Jemima's face" (Marcia Willett).
n.
1. The act of surprising or the condition of being surprised: Imagine my surprise on seeing you here.
2. Something, such as an unexpected encounter, event, or gift, that surprises.

[Middle English surprisen, to overcome, from Old French surprise, feminine past participle of surprendre, to surprise : sur-, sur- + prendre, to take (from Latin prehendere, prēndere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots).]

sur·pris′er n.
sur·pris′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: surprise, astonish, amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast
These verbs mean to affect a person strongly as being unexpected or unusual. To surprise is to fill with often sudden wonder or disbelief as being unanticipated or out of the ordinary: "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity" (George S. Patton).
Astonish suggests overwhelming surprise: The sight of such an enormous crowd astonished us. Amaze implies astonishment and often bewilderment: The violinist's virtuosity has amazed audiences all over the world. Astound connotes shock, as from something unprecedented in one's experience: We were astounded at the beauty of the mountains. Dumbfound adds to astound the suggestion of perplexity and often speechlessness: His question dumbfounded me, and I could not respond. Flabbergast is used as a more colorful equivalent of astound, astonish, or amaze: "He was utterly flabbergasted by the accusation and for a few moments he was quite unable to reply" (Alexander McCall Smith).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
not surprised, unsurprised - not surprised or expressing surprise; "that unsuprised obstinate look on his face"

surprised

adjective amazed, astonished, startled, disconcerted, at a loss, taken aback, speechless, incredulous, open-mouthed, nonplussed, thunderstruck, unable to believe your eyes He seemed surprised to find the big living room empty.
Translations
مُتَفاجِئ، مُنْذَهِل، مُنْدَهِشمَدْهُوش
překvapený
overrasket
hämmästynyt
iznenađen
meglepett
sem er hissa
驚いた
놀란
prekvapený
presenečen
förvånad
รู้สึกประหลาดใจ
ngạc nhiên

surprised

[səˈpraɪzd] ADJ [look, expression, smile] → de sorpresa
he was surprised to hear thatse sorprendió or quedó sorprendido al enterarse de que ...
I was rather surprised to see Martin thereme sorprendió bastante ver a Martin allí, me quedé bastante sorprendido al ver a Martin allí
they were surprised that she hadn't told them about her new jobse sorprendieron de que no les hubiera dicho nada de su nuevo trabajo
I was surprised at his ignoranceme sorprendió su ignorancia, me quedé sorprendido de lo ignorante que era
I'm surprised at you!¡me sorprendes!
he was surprised how good the food tastedse sorprendió de lo buena que estaba la comida, se quedó sorprendido de lo buena que estaba la comida
you'd be surprised how many people have difficulty readingte sorprenderías de la cantidad de gente que tiene problemas para leer, te quedarías sorprendido si supieras la cantidad de gente que tiene problemas para leer
don't be surprised if he doesn't recognize youno te sorprendas si no te reconoce
I wouldn't be surprised if he wonno me sorprendería que ganara
see also surprise

surprised

[sərˈpraɪzd] adjsurpris(e)
I was surprised to see him → J'ai été surpris de le voir.surprise party nsurprise party f

surprise

(səˈpraiz) noun
(the feeling caused by) something sudden or unexpected. His statement caused some surprise; Your letter was a pleasant surprise; There were some nasty surprises waiting for her when she returned; He stared at her in surprise; To my surprise the door was unlocked; (also adjective) He paid them a surprise visit.
verb
1. to cause to feel surprise. The news surprised me.
2. to lead, by means of surprise, into doing something. Her sudden question surprised him into betraying himself.
3. to find, come upon, or attack, without warning. They surprised the enemy from the rear.
surˈprised adjective
showing or feeling surprise. his surprised face; I'm surprised (that) he's not here; You behaved badly – I'm surprised at you!; I wouldn't be surprised if he won.
surˈprising adjective
likely to cause surprise. surprising news; It is not surprising that he resigned.
surˈprisingly adverb
Surprisingly, he did win.
take by surprise
1. to catch unawares. The news took me by surprise.
2. to capture (a fort etc) by a sudden, unexpected attack.

surprised

مَدْهُوش překvapený overrasket überrascht έκπληκτος sorprendido hämmästynyt surpris iznenađen sopreso 驚いた 놀란 verrast overrasket zaskoczony surpreso удивленный förvånad รู้สึกประหลาดใจ şaşırmış ngạc nhiên 感到惊喜的
References in classic literature ?
asked Meg, surprised to see, by her hood and cloak, that lazy Amy had been out so early.
When at last he got to his feet, his mind was confused and he was not surprised by the boy's disappearance.
I had no expectation of seeing him, and we were both surprised when we met on the express.
Otto pretended not to be surprised at Antonia's behaviour.
This she had thought nothing of, though she was surprised when he did not join her later in the afternoon, when she went down to the beach.
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
The young girls retired early to their white snow-drifts: Jessie not without some hilarious struggles with hers, in which she was, however, quickly surprised by the deep and refreshing sleep of youth; Christie to lie awake and listen to the night wind, that had changed from the first cool whispers of sunset to the sturdy breath of the mountain.
Turning quickly, she was surprised at sight of a young man, who had found access into the garden by a door opening out of another gable than that whence she had emerged.
He is," said George, looking rather surprised at her manner.
I am not surprised that Blake didn't detect it; I am only surprised that Tom did.
Her mother was surprised, and Elinor again became uneasy.
You mustn't be surprised at that," she added mischievously; "it has often happened before.