From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurprisingsur‧pris‧ing /səˈpraɪzɪŋ $ sər-/ ●●●S3W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 SURPRISEDunusual or unexpected 🔊 She told me a surprising thing. 🔊 A surprising number of his paintings have survived.it is surprising (that) 🔊 It is not surprising that most parents experience occasional difficulties.it is surprising how/what etc 🔊 It’s surprising how quickly you get used to things. 🔊 It is hardly surprising that new mothers often suffer from depression.THESAURUSsurprising making you feel surprisedIt’s surprising how quickly you get used to it.We got some very surprising results.astonishing/astounding very surprising. Astounding sounds a little more formal and a little stronger than astonishingThe results of the tests were astounding.Things are changing at an astonishing speed.extraordinary very unusual and surprisingIt is extraordinary that such a young boy should be so good at maths. amazing very surprising – used especially about good or impressive thingsan amazing achievementIt’s amazing what you can do when you really try.staggering very surprising, especially by being so largeThe project cost a staggering $8 million.unbelievable (also incredible) so surprising that you can hardly believe itIt is unbelievable that she is only the same age as me.The incredible thing is that he thinks he is ugly.