HyperDic: unusual

English > 3 senses of the word unusual:
ADJECTIVEallunusualnot usual or common or ordinary
allunusual, strangebeing definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
allunusualnot commonly encountered
unusual > pronunciation
Soundsahnyuw'zhahwahl; ahnyuw'zhuwahl; ahnyuw'zhwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unusual: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot usual or common or ordinary.
Examples
  • "a scene of unusual beauty"
  • "a man of unusual ability"
  • "cruel and unusual punishment"
  • "an unusual meteorite"
Attribute ofusualnesscommonness by virtue of not being unusual
Narrowerdifferentdiffering from all others
extraordinary(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
oddnot easily explained
out-of-the-way, out of the way, out of the ordinaryOut of the ordinary
peculiarmarkedly different from the usual
unaccustomednot customary or usual
uniqueHighly unusual or rare but not the single instance
See alsoextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
uncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
OppositeusualOccurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
Spanishexcepcional, extraordinario, insólito, inusual
Catalanexcepcional, extraordinari, insòlit, inusual
Nounsunusualnessuncommonness by virtue of being unusual
Adverbsunusuallyto a remarkable degree or extent
English > unusual: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird.
Synonymstrange
Narrowerantic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesqueludicrously odd
crazybizarre or fantastic
curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularBeyond or deviating from the usual or expected
eerie, eeryinspiring a feeling of fear
exoticstrikingly strange or unusual
freakystrange and somewhat frightening
gothicCharacterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
oddishSomewhat strange
otherVery unusual
quaintstrange in an interesting or pleasing way
quaintVery strange or unusual
weirdstrikingly odd or unusual
OppositefamiliarWithin normal everyday experience
Spanishcurioso, extraño, insólito, inusitado, inusual, raro
Catalanestrany
Nounsunusualnessuncommonness by virtue of being unusual
English > unusual: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot commonly encountered.
Example"two-career families are no longer unusual"
Broaderuncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
Catalaninusual
Nounsunusualnessuncommonness by virtue of being unusual

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