Definition of surprisingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈpraɪzɪŋli//
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈpraɪzɪŋli//
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in a way that causes surprise She looked surprisingly well. Surprisingly, he agreed straight away. Not surprisingly on such a hot day, the beach was crowded. She knew surprisingly little about her sister’s life. Language BanksurprisingHighlighting interesting data What is surprising about these results is that boys are more likely to be left-handed than girls. Surprisingly, boys are more likely to be left-handed than girls. Interestingly, even when both parents are left-handed, there is still only a 26% chance of their children being left-handed. One of the most interesting findings is that only 2% of the left-handers surveyed have two left-handed parents. It is interesting to note that people are more likely to be left-handed if their mother is left-handed than if their father is. The most striking feature of these results is that left-handed mothers are more likely to have left-handed children.