Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: surprising  su(r)'prI-zing
  1. Causing surprise, wonder or amazement
    "the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount of money"
Verb: surprise  su(r)'prIz
  1. Cause to be surprised
    "The news really surprised me"
  2. Come upon or take unawares
    "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"
  3. Attack by storm; attack suddenly
    - storm

See also: amazing, astonishing, incredible, jaw-dropping [informal], startling, stunning, unexpected

Type of: act, affect, assail, attack, impress, move, strike

Antonym: unsurprising

Encyclopedia: Surprising

Surprise, New York