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English adjective: unusual

1. unusual not usual or common or ordinary

SamplesA scene of unusual beauty.
A man of unusual ability.
Cruel and unusual punishment.
An unusual meteorite.

Similardifferent, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, peculiar, unaccustomed, unique

See alsouncommon



2. unusual being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

SamplesA strange exaltation that was indefinable.
A strange fantastical mind.
What a strange sense of humor she has.


Similarantic, crazy, curious, eerie, eery, exotic, fantastic, fantastical, freaky, funny, gothic, grotesque, odd, oddish, other, peculiar, quaint, quaint, queer, rum, rummy, singular, weird


3. unusual not commonly encountered

SamplesTwo-career families are no longer unusual.



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