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Not making you feel surprised or amazed - synonyms or related words

unsurprising

adjective

something unsurprising is what you expected

predictable

adjective

if something is predictable, it happens in the way that you would expect

it’s (only) to be expected

used for saying that something is completely normal

predictable

adjective

someone who is predictable always behaves or reacts in the same way

unsurprisingly

adverb

in a way that you expected

not unnaturally

used for saying that someone’s behaviour was what could normally be expected in that situation

predictably

adverb
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sharewashing

a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits

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textable

open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text

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