feeling or showing surprise a surprised look She looked surprised when I told her. surprised (at/by somebody/something) I was surprised at how quickly she agreed. I'm surprised at you, behaving like that in front of the kids. surprised (to see, hear, etc.) They were surprised to find that he'd already left. surprised (that…) You shouldn’t be surprised (that) he didn’t come. Don't be surprised if I pretend not to recognise you. ‘Will she cancel the party?’ ‘I wouldn't be surprised.’ You’d be surprised how many people voted for him. compare unsurprised See related entries: SurpriseExtra examples He was pleasantly surprised to discover that he was no longer afraid. Her father didn’t seem at all surprised. I am constantly surprised by what my fourteen-month-old son understands. She appeared genuinely surprised by this gesture of affection. She looked faintly surprised at my remark. ‘Will she cancel the party?’ ‘ I wouldn’t be surprised. ’ Don’t be surprised if I pretend not to recognize you. I’m surprised at you, behaving like that in front of the kids. They were surprised to find (that) he’d already left.