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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.


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

See alsoinsane

Attributenormalcy, normality


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.


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology


3. abnormal much greater than the normal

SamplesAbnormal profits.
Abnormal ambition.



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