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Making you feel surprised or amazed

surprising

adjective

unusual, or unexpected

amazing

adjective

very surprising

astonishing

adjective

very surprising

sensational

adjective

very exciting and surprising

remarkable

adjective

unusual in a way that surprises or impresses you

extraordinary

adjective

very unusual and surprising

unexpected

adjective

something that is unexpected is surprising, because you did not expect it at all, or you expected it to happen in a different way

staggering

adjective

extremely surprising

phenomenal

adjective

extremely impressive or surprising

earth-shattering

adjective

extremely surprising and important

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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