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English adjective: abnormal

1. abnormal not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm


SamplesAbnormal powers of concentration.
Abnormal amounts of rain.
Abnormal circumstances.
An abnormal interest in food.


Synonymsunnatural


Similaraberrant, anomalous, antidromic, atypical, brachydactylic, brachydactylous, defective, deviant, deviate, freakish, irregular, kinky, perverted, subnormal, supernormal, vicarious


See alsoinsane


Attributenormalcy, normality


Antonymsnormal

2. abnormal departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development


SamplesThey were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal.
An abnormal personality.


Similarexceptional


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology


Antonymsnormal

3. abnormal much greater than the normal


SamplesAbnormal profits.
Abnormal ambition.


Similarimmoderate


Antonymsmoderate









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