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unsurprising Syllabification: un·sur·pris·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌənsə(r)ˈprīziNG/

Definition of unsurprising in English:


Not unexpected and so not causing surprise: the outcome of this somber film is unsurprising
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  • The least surprising thing about the Emmy Awards this year was how unsurprising they were.
  • The Guardian, I understand, has expressed a totally unsurprising interest.
  • In a way, this is unsurprising, because it occupied a prime piece of Notting Hill real estate, which was frankly wasted on children.
predictable, foreseeable, to be expected, foreseen, anticipated, routine, par for the course
informalinevitable, in the cards



Pronunciation: /ˌənsə(r)ˈprīziNGlē/
[sentence adverb]: unsurprisingly, recession is the theme of most reports
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  • Equally unsurprisingly, he also concludes that the case for reducing income taxes is compelling.
  • At the time, the family was, unsurprisingly, said to be devastated.
  • The Labour party is, unsurprisingly, extremely cross about all this.

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