Adjective "surprised" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling or showing surprise.
  1. 'Surprised laughter had met moments of his choreography on more than one occasion.'
  2. 'Happy and surprised passers-by streamed off of the street to nibble at the samples and admire the displays.'
  3. 'However, the folks behind a recent study sound surprised that a whopping 56 % of resumes are now sent by email.'
  4. '"Who are you?" she asked, genuinely surprised that anyone would be bothering her.'
  5. 'She looked surprised, but answered encouragingly, "Oh, Mrs. H., we have plenty of sugar in the house."'


1. to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness: Her beauty surprised me.

2. to come upon or discover suddenly and unexpectedly: We surprised the children raiding the cookie jar.

3. to make an unexpected assault on (an unprepared army, fort, person, etc.).

4. to elicit or bring out suddenly and without warning: to surprise the facts from the witness.

5. to lead or bring unawares, as

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be surprised at things."

"people can be surprised of people."

"people can be surprised by ways."

"people can be surprised by interests."

"people can be surprised by decisions."

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