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Ways of saying that you are not surprised - thesaurus

Synonyms

of course

adverb

used for saying something that you think someone probably already knows or will not be surprised about

sure enough

used for saying that something happened exactly as you thought it would

I might have known/guessed

used for saying that you are not or should not be surprised at a situation

as you might expect/imagine

used for showing that you do not think that something is surprising

I thought as much

used for saying that you are not surprised that something is true

it/that figures

used for saying that you are not surprised when something bad happens to you

anyway

adverb

spoken used for saying that something is not surprising

that’s not saying much

used for emphasizing that something is not very unusual, surprising, or impressive

what do/can you expect?

used for saying that something does not surprise you, even though it is unpleasant or makes you feel disappointed

typical

adjective

mainly spoken used for saying that you are not surprised that something bad has happened

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I don’t wonder (that)

used for saying that you are not surprised by something

is it any wonder (that)?

mainly literary used for emphasizing that a particular situation or result is not surprising

(it’s) little/no/small wonder (that)

mainly literary used for showing that you are not surprised by a particular situation or event

my

determiner

used in some expressions of surprise, shock, or anger

plus ça change

interjection

used for saying that nothing ever changes in the way things happen or people behave

shock horror

interjection

Britishhumorous used for saying that you do not think something is shocking at all

someone could be forgiven for thinking/wondering/believing etc

used for saying that it is not surprising that someone thinks or believes something, even though they are wrong to do so

that’s/there’s...for you

used for saying that someone should not be surprised or upset when someone behaves in a particular way because that is the way they normally behave

you don’t say

used for saying that you are not surprised by what someone has told you

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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