uncommon

  • 1 Uncommon — Un*com mon, a. Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage. [1913 Webster] Syn: Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted. [1913 Webster] {Un*com mon*ly} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 uncommon — [adj1] very different aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, arcane, bizarre, curious, eccentric, egregious, exceptional, exotic, extraordinary, extreme, fantastic, few, freakish, infrequent, irregular, nondescript, noteworthy, novel, odd, original, out… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 uncommon — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, bizarre, curious, different, distinctive, eccentric, exceptional, exotic, extraordinary, infrequent, insolitus, inusitate, inusitatus, marked, noteworthy, novel, occasional, odd, out of the way,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 uncommon — 1540s, not possessed in common, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + COMMON (Cf. common) (adj.). Meaning not commonly occurring, unusual, rare is recorded from 1610s. Related: Uncommonly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 uncommon — *infrequent, scarce, rare, occasional, sporadic Analogous words: *strange, singular, unique: *exceptional: *choice, exquisite Antonyms: common …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 uncommon — ► ADJECTIVE 1) out of the ordinary; unusual. 2) remarkably great. DERIVATIVES uncommonly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 uncommon — [un käm′ən] adj. 1. rare; not common or usual 2. strange; remarkable; extraordinary uncommonly adv. uncommonness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 uncommon — [[t]ʌ̱nkɒ̱mən[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you describe something as uncommon, you mean that it does not happen often or is not often seen. Cancer of the breast in young women is uncommon... A 15 year lifespan is not uncommon for a dog.… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 uncommon — adj. uncommon to + inf. (it is not uncommon to find people here who know several languages) * * * [ʌn kɒmən] uncommon to + inf. (it is not uncommon to find people here who know several languages) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 uncommon — un|com|mon [ ʌn kamən ] adjective unusual, rare, or not happening often: Doris is a very uncommon name nowadays. not uncommon (=happening to a lot of people): Anxiety about taking tests is not uncommon. Surprisingly, it is not uncommon for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 uncommon — UK [ʌnˈkɒmən] / US [ʌnˈkɑmən] adjective unusual, rare, or not happening often Doris is a very uncommon name nowadays. not uncommon (= happening to a lot of people): Anxiety about taking tests is not uncommon. Surprisingly, it is not uncommon for… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 uncommon — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ by no me …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 uncommon — un|com|mon [ʌnˈkɔmən US ˈka: ] adj rare or unusual ▪ Violent crimes against the elderly are fortunately very uncommon. it is not uncommon for sb to do sth ▪ It is not uncommon for students to have bank loans …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 uncommon — adjective rare or unusual: Violent crimes against the elderly are fortunately very uncommon. | it is not uncommon for sb to do sth: It is not uncommon nowadays for students to have bank loans. see rare …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 uncommon — adjective Date: circa 1576 1. not ordinarily encountered ; unusual < an uncommon plant > 2. remarkable, exceptional < a soldier of uncommon courage > Synonyms: see infrequent • uncommonly adverb • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 uncommon — uncommonness, n. /un kom euhn/, adj., uncommoner, uncommonest. 1. not common; unusual; rare: an uncommon word. 2. unusual in amount or degree; above the ordinary: an uncommon amount of mail. 3. exceptional; remarkable. [1540 50; UN 1 + COMMON]… …

    Universalium

  • 17 uncommon — adjective a) rare; not readily found; unusual Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state b) remarkable; exceptional The diamond was of uncommon size See Also: uncommonly …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 uncommon — adjective 1) an uncommon occurrence Syn: unusual, abnormal, rare, atypical, unconventional, unfamiliar, strange, odd, curious, extraordinary, outlandish, novel, singular, peculiar, bizarre; alien, weird …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 uncommon — adj. & adv. adj. 1 not common; unusual; remarkable. 2 remarkably great etc. (an uncommon fear of spiders). adv. archaic uncommonly (he was uncommon fat). Derivatives: uncommonly adv. uncommonness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 uncommon — adjective out of the ordinary; unusual. ↘remarkably great: an uncommon amount of noise. adverb archaic remarkably. Derivatives uncommonly adverb uncommonness noun …

    English new terms dictionary


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