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adjective surprised pronunciation in American English /sərˈpraɪzd/

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  1. having the feeling that you get when something unexpected happens

    I'll be surprised if he gets here on time.

    be surprised to do something:

    I wasn't that surprised to hear that they were splitting up.

    surprised at/by:

    Judy was genuinely surprised at Ben's reaction to the news.

    I wouldn't be surprised:

    I wouldn't be surprised if he got married again soon.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] showing surprise

      She gave him a surprised look.

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