Definition of unsurprisingly in US English:



  • In a way that is not unexpected and therefore does not cause surprise.

    sentence adverb ‘unsurprisingly, his claim for unfair dismissal failed’
    as submodifier ‘the demand is unsurprisingly low’
    • ‘She was unsurprisingly sore immediately after her unplaced effort, but thankfully suffered no lasting damage.’
    • ‘Unsurprisingly loud protests by veterans of the uprising blocked it.’
    • ‘The ladies, unsurprisingly, found him irresistible.’
    • ‘Unsurprisingly, 31 per cent of survey respondents said that cost-cutting remains an important concern.’
    • ‘Well known for her ability to avoid answering questions, she was unsurprisingly short on specifics.’