HyperDic: abnormal

English > 3 senses of the word abnormal:
ADJECTIVEallabnormal, unnaturalnot normal
allabnormaldeparting from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
allabnormalmuch greater than the normal
abnormal > pronunciation
Soundsaebnao'rmahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > abnormal: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot normal; not typical or usual / usual or regular or conforming to a norm.
Examples
  • "abnormal powers of concentration"
  • "abnormal amounts of rain"
  • "abnormal circumstances"
  • "an abnormal interest in food"
Synonymunnatural
Attribute ofnormality, normalcyWithin certain limits that define the range of normal / normal functioning
Narroweraberrant, deviant, deviatemarkedly different from an accepted norm
anomalousdeviating from the general or common order or type
antidromicConducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal
atypical, irregularDeviating from normal expectations
brachydactylic, brachydactylousHaving abnormally short finger or toes
defectivemarkedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
freakishcharacteristic of a freak
kinky, perverted(used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
subnormalBelow normal or average
supernormalExceeding the normal or average
vicariousOccurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
See alsoatypical, untypical, atypicnot representative of a group, class, or type
insaneAfflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
Oppositenormalconforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm
Spanishanormal
Catalananormal
Nounsabnormalitybehavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom / custom or morality
abnormalityan abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Adverbsabnormallyin an abnormal manner
English > abnormal: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdeparting from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development.
Examples
  • "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"
  • "an abnormal personality"
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerexceptionaldeviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability
Oppositenormalapproximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
Catalananormal
Nounsabnormalityretardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
English > abnormal: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningMuch greater than the normal.
Examples
  • "abnormal profits"
  • "abnormal ambition"
BroaderimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
Catalananormal

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