Unusual

  • 1 Unusual — Un*u su*al, a. Not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual grace or erudition. {Un*u su*al*ly}, adv. {Un*u su*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unusual — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, alien, amazing, anomalous, astonishing, astounding, atypical, bizarre, choice, conspicuous, curious, different, distinctive, distinguished, exceptional, extraordinary, extreme, fantastic, fresh, important,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 unusual — 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + USUAL (Cf. usual). Related: Unusually …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 unusual — [adj] different abnormal, amazing, astonishing, atypical, awe inspiring, awesome, bizarre, conspicuous, curious, distinguished, eminent, exceptional, extraordinary, far out*, inconceivable, incredible, memorable, noteworthy, odd, out of the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 unusual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not habitually or commonly done or occurring. 2) remarkable; exceptional. DERIVATIVES unusually adverb unusualness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 unusual — [unyo͞o′zhə wəl] adj. not usual or common; rare; exceptional unusually adv. unusualness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 unusual — un|u|su|al W3S2 [ʌnˈju:ʒuəl, ʒəl] adj different from what is usual or normal ▪ an unusual feature ▪ unusual circumstances ▪ It s unusual for Dave to be late. ▪ It s not unusual (=it is quite common) to feel very angry in a situation like this.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 unusual — adj. 1) unusual to + inf. (it is unusual to see snow in this region; it s unusual for two world records to be set in/on one day) 2) unusual that + clause (it s unusual that two world records should be set in/on one day) * * * [ʌn juːʒʊəl] unusual …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 unusual — un|u|su|al [ ʌn juʒuəl ] adjective *** 1. ) different from other people or things in a way that is interesting, attractive, or impressive: The designers have chosen unusual color combinations. Ewing is a player with unusual talent. 2. ) not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 unusual */*/*/ — UK [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] / US [ʌnˈjuʒuəl] adjective 1) not normal, common, or ordinary Local residents should contact the police if they notice anything unusual. You re in a very unusual situation. it is unusual to do something: It s unusual to find so… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 unusual — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, strike sb as ▪ become ▪ consider sth, find sth ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 unusual*/*/ — [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] adj 1) not normal, common, or ordinary You re in a very unusual situation.[/ex] Local residents should contact the police if they notice anything unusual.[/ex] There s nothing unusual about this man s appearance.[/ex] It s unusual to …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 unusual — adjective 1 different from what is usual or ordinary: The cake has a very unusual flavor. | it is unusual to do sth: It is unusual to find diamonds of this size. | it is unusual for sb to do sth: Earlier this century, it was unusual for women to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unusual — [[t]ʌnju͟ːʒuəl[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If something is unusual, it does not happen very often or you do not see it or hear it very often. They have replanted many areas with rare and unusual plants... To be appreciated as a parent is quite unusual …

    English dictionary

  • 15 unusual — unusually, adv. unusualness, n. /un yooh zhooh euhl, yoohzh weuhl/, adj. not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response. [1575 85; UN 1 + USUAL] Syn.… …

    Universalium

  • 16 unusual — adjective 1) an unusual sight Syn: uncommon, abnormal, atypical, unexpected, surprising, unfamiliar, different, strange, odd, curious, extraordinary, unorthodox, unconventional, peculiar; informal weird, offbeat 2) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 unusual —   Mea ē, ano ē, ē, ano hou, malihini, ma amau ole, kūha o, kāmeha i.     Unusual or rare work, hana hihiu.     How unusual! He ha o wale ho i! …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 unusual — adjective /ʌnˈjuːʒuəl/ a) Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm. His behavior was unusual in that it was considered childish for a man of his age. b) More than usual. Syn: abnormal, rare …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 unusual — adjective an unusual color for a marigold Syn: uncommon, abnormal, atypical, unexpected, surprising, unfamiliar, different; strange, odd, curious, out of the ordinary, extraordinary, unorthodox, unconventional, outlandish, singular, special,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 unusual — adjective Date: 1579 not usual ; uncommon, rare • unusually adverb • unusualness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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