Surprisingness
Surprising Sur*pris"ing, a. Exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger. -- {Sur*pris"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Sur*pris"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wonderful; extraordinary; unexpected; astonishing; striking. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • surprisingness — noun The condition of being surprising …   Wiktionary

  • surprisingness — noun extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected the unexpectedness of the warm welcome • Syn: ↑unexpectedness • Ant: ↑expectedness (for: ↑unexpectedness) • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • unexpectedness — noun extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected the unexpectedness of the warm welcome • Syn: ↑surprisingness • Ant: ↑expectedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑surprising (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Теория ожидания (expectancy theory) — Понятие ожидания занимает центральное место в объяснении значительной части поведения млекопитающих и птиц. Когда, напр., необученную, голодную крысу первый раз помещают в стартовую камеру лабиринта, она обычно сопротивляется, расставляя лапы в… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • surprise — noun 1》 a feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected. 2》 an unexpected or astonishing thing. 3》 [as modifier] Bell ringing denoting a complex method of change ringing: surprise major. verb 1》 cause to feel surprise. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • surprising — /səˈpraɪzɪŋ/ (say suh pruyzing) adjective that surprises. –surprisingly, adverb –surprisingness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • extraordinariness — noun the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered • Ant: ↑ordinariness • Derivationally related forms: ↑extraordinary • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hyponyms: ↑unexpectedness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • surprise — n. & v. n. 1 an unexpected or astonishing event or circumstance. 2 the emotion caused by this. 3 the act of catching a person etc. unawares, or the process of being caught unawares. 4 (attrib.) unexpected; made or done etc. without warning (a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • surprising — adjective causing surprise or wonder or amazement (Freq. 11) the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data leaped up with surprising agility she earned a surprising amount of money • Ant: ↑unsurprising • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”