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 for Surprising
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surprise \Sur*prise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surprised; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Surprising.] [From Surprise, n.: cf. F.
     surprendre, p. p. surpris.]
     1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take
        unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
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              Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. --Isa.
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              The castle of Macduff I will surprise. --Shak.
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              Who can speak
              The mingled passions that surprised his heart?
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     2. To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by
        something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound;
        as, his conduct surprised me.
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              I am surprised with an uncouth fear.  --Shak.
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              Up he starts,
              Discovered and surprised.             --Milton.
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     3. To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to
        bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as,
        to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into
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     4. To hold possession of; to hold. [Obs.]
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              Not with me,
              That in my hands surprise the sovereignity. --J.
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     Syn: See Astonish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surprising \Sur*pris"ing\, a.
     Exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite
     wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising
     escape from danger. -- Sur*pris"ing*ly, adv. --
     Sur*pris"ing*ness, n.
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     Syn: Wonderful; extraordinary; unexpected; astonishing;
          [1913 Webster] Surquedous

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing surprise or wonder or amazement; "the report
             shows a surprising lack of hard factual data"; "leaped up
             with surprising agility"; "she earned a surprising amount
             of money" [ant: unsurprising]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "surprising":
     abrupt, amazing, astonishing, astounding, breathtaking,
     confounding, electrifying, eye-opening, hasty, headlong, impetuous,
     impulsive, jarring, jolting, mind-boggling, miraculous,
     nerve-shattering, overwhelming, precipitant, precipitate,
     precipitous, prodigious, quick, shocking, spectacular, speedy,
     staggering, startling, stunning, stupendous, sudden, swift,
     unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unpredicted,

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