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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:
Adv.1.surprisingly - in a surprising manner; "he was surprisingly friendly"
2.surprisingly - in an amazing mannersurprisingly - in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise; "amazingly, he finished medical school in three years"
Translations
بصورةٍ مُفاجِئَهعَلَى نَحْو مُفَاجِئ
kupodivupřekvapivě
overraskende
yllättäen
iznenađujuće
meglepően
òó undarlegt megi virîast
驚くほど
놀랍게도
presenetljivo
förvånande
อย่างประหลาดใจ
şaşılacak derecedeşaşırtıcı bir şekilde
thật ngạc nhiên

surprisingly

[səˈpraɪzɪŋlɪ] ADV [good, large, easy] → sorprendentemente
surprisingly, it's been a great successlo sorprendente es que ha sido todo un éxito
surprisingly enough this is her first filmesta es su primera película, lo cual es bastante sorprendente
surprisingly few people are interestedlo sorprendente es que muy poca gente está interesada, muy poca gente está interesada, lo cual es sorprendente
surprisingly little information is availablees sorprendente la poca información que existe
not surprisingly he didn't comecomo era de esperar, no vino
the referee, rather surprisingly, awarded a penaltyel árbitro, para sorpresa de todos, señaló penalty
they are coping surprisingly welles sorprendente lo bien que se las están arreglandose las están arreglando sorprendentemente bien

surprisingly

[sərˈpraɪzɪŋli] adv
[easy, helpful, cheap] → étonnamment
It was surprisingly cheap → C'était étonnamment bon marché.
(as sentence adverb)curieusement
Surprisingly, he agreed → Curieusement, il a accepté.

surprisingly

adv big, successfulüberraschend; surprisingly (enough), he was righter hatte erstaunlicherweise recht; and then surprisingly he leftund dann ist er überraschenderweise or zu unserer/ihrer etc Überraschung gegangen; not surprisingly it didn’t workwie zu erwarten (war), hat es nicht geklappt

surprisingly

[səˈpraɪzɪŋlɪ] adv (good, bad) → sorprendentemente
(somewhat) surprisingly, he agreed → cosa (alquanto) sorprendente, ha accettato
not surprisingly he refused → come c'era da aspettarsi ha rifiutato

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.

surprisingly

عَلَى نَحْو مُفَاجِئ překvapivě overraskende überraschenderweise απρόσμενα sorprendentemente yllättäen étonnamment iznenađujuće sorprendentemente 驚くほど 놀랍게도 verrassend overraskende zaskakująco surpreendentemente удивительно förvånande อย่างประหลาดใจ şaşırtıcı bir şekilde thật ngạc nhiên 令人惊讶地
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