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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
surprising /sə'praiziɳ/
  • tính từ
    • làm ngạc nhiên, làm kinh ngạc
      • surprising progress: sự tiến bộ làm mọi người phải ngạc nhiên
Concise Dictionary
sər'praɪzɪŋ /sə'p-
+causing surprise or wonder or amazement
surprises|surprised|surprisingsər'praɪz /sə'p-
+the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
+a sudden unexpected event
+the act of surprising someone
+cause to be surprised
+come upon or take unawares
+attack by storm; attack suddenly

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 shock, astound, astonish, amaze, disconcert, nonplus, dumbfound or dumfound, stagger, take aback, strike, hit, Colloq floor, bowl over, flabbergast, rock or set (someone) back on his or her or Chiefly Brit their heels, Brit knock (someone) for six, US knock (someone) for a loop:
What surprised me was her coolness in the face of danger.
2 take or catch unawares, catch red-handed or in the act or in flagrante delicto, catch napping or off guard, discover:
When Samuel Johnson's wife found him with a maid, she said, 'Dr Johnson! I am surprised!', to which he replied, 'No, madam: you are amazed. I am surprised.'
3 shock, astonishment, amazement, stupefaction, wonder, incredulity:
Imagine my surprise to learn that I was being arrested.
4 blow, jolt, shocker, bolt from or US also out of the blue, bombshell, eye-opener:
It came as a surprise to me that my sister was pregnant.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
causing surprise: It's not surprising (that) they lost. + We had a surprising amount in common. + It's surprising what people will do for money. + It's surprising how many people applied for the job. + A surprising number of people came.
surprisingly adverb: She looked surprisingly well. + Surprisingly, he agreed straight away. + Not surprisingly on such a hot afternoon, the river was very busy. + She knew surprisingly little about her sister's life.
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem | make sth | find sth


extremely, really, very | hardly, not altogether, not at all, not entirely, not really, not totally, not wholly, scarcely
It is hardly surprising that rumours continue to circulate.
| a bit, quite, rather, slightly, somewhat

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