HyperDic: extraordinary

English > 3 senses of the word extraordinary:
ADJECTIVEallextraordinarybeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
allextraordinary, over-the-top, sinfulfar more than usual / usual or expected
allextraordinary(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
extraordinary > pronunciation
Soundseh.kstrahao'rdahneh.riy; ihkstrao'rdahneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > extraordinary: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable.
Examples
  • "extraordinary authority"
  • "an extraordinary achievement"
  • "her extraordinary beauty"
  • "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"
  • "an extraordinary capacity for work"
  • "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
Attribute ofordinariness, mundaneness, mundanityThe quality of being commonplace and ordinary
Narrowerbonzerremarkable or wonderful
exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassingFar beyond what is usual / usual in magnitude or degree
extraordinaireExtraordinary in a particular capacity
fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousextraordinarily good or great
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousextreme / extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
greatremarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude / magnitude or effect
one, rightUsed informally as an intensifier
phenomenalExceedingly or unbelievably great
preternatural, uncannySurpassing the ordinary or normal
pyrotechnicSuggestive of fireworks
rare, uncommonmarked by an uncommon quality
remarkable, singularunusual or striking
someremarkable
specialFor a special service or occasion
wonderworkingPerforming or able to perform wonders or miracles
See alsoimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
incomparable, uncomparableSuch that comparison is impossible
superiorOf high or superior quality or performance
uncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
unusualnot usual or common or ordinary
Oppositeordinarynot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
Spanishextraordinaria, extraordinario
Catalanextraordinari
Nounsextraordinarinessthe quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
English > extraordinary: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFar more than usual / usual or expected.
Example"an extraordinary desire for approval"
Synonymsover-the-top, sinful
BroaderimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
Nounsextraordinarinessthe quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
Adverbsextraordinarilyextremely
English > extraordinary: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials.
Example"an ambassador extraordinary"
Broaderunusualnot usual or common or ordinary

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