surprisingly
adverb Date: 1661 1. in a surprising manner ; to a surprising degree <
a surprisingly fast runner
>
2. it is surprising that <
surprisingly, voter turnout was high
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • surprisingly — 1660s, from surprising (see SURPRISE (Cf. surprise)) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • surprisingly — sur|pris|ing|ly [ sər praızıŋli ] adverb ** in an unusual or unexpected way: It s a small house, but the bedrooms are surprisingly large. not surprisingly: Not surprisingly, everyone got drunk at the wedding …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surprisingly — adverb unusually or unexpectedly (+ adj/adv): The exam was surprisingly easy. | not surprisingly (SENTENCE ADVERB): Nor surprisingly, the UK has the highest divorce rate in the Community …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • surprisingly */*/ — UK [sə(r)ˈpraɪzɪŋlɪ] / US [sərˈpraɪzɪŋlɪ] adverb in an unusual or unexpected way It s a small house, but the garden is surprisingly large. not surprisingly: Not surprisingly, everyone got drunk at the wedding …   English dictionary

  • surprisingly — sur|pris|ing|ly W3 [səˈpraızıŋli US sər ] adv unusually or unexpectedly ▪ The exam was surprisingly easy. ▪ Not surprisingly , with youth unemployment so high, some school leavers with qualifications fail to find jobs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • surprisingly — adverb In a way that causes surprise because it is unexpected, or unusual. The house was surprisingly small for such a numerous family. Syn: unexpectedly, unusually Ant: as usual …   Wiktionary

  • surprisingly — adv. Surprisingly is used with these adjectives: ↑accurate, ↑bright, ↑candid, ↑comfortable, ↑complex, ↑consistent, ↑cool, ↑delicate, ↑early, ↑easy, ↑effective, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • surprisingly — adverb 1. in a surprising manner (Freq. 5) he was surprisingly friendly • Derived from adjective: ↑surprising 2. in an amazing manner; to everyone s surprise (Freq. 2) amazingly, he finished medical school in three years …   Useful english dictionary

  • Surprisingly — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surprisingly — See surpriser. * * * …   Universalium

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