HyperDic: uncommon

English > 2 senses of the word uncommon:
ADJECTIVEalluncommonnot common or ordinarily encountered
alluncommon, raremarked by an uncommon quality
uncommon > pronunciation
Soundsahnkaa'mahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > uncommon: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind.
Examples
  • "uncommon birds"
  • "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"
  • "doing an uncommon amount of business"
  • "an uncommon liking for money"
  • "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
Attribute ofcommonness, commonplaceness, everydaynessordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
Narrowerespecial, exceptional, particular, specialSurpassing what is common or usual or expected
rarenot widely known
red carpet, red-carpetSpecial treatment or hospitality
unusualnot commonly encountered
unwontedOut of the ordinary
See alsoextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
unusualnot usual or common or ordinary
OppositecommonHaving no special distinction or quality
Spanishinusual, raro, singular
Catalaninusual, singular
Nounsuncommonnessextraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountered
Adverbsuncommonlyexceptionally
English > uncommon: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme / extreme of its kind.
Examples
  • "an uncommon sense of humor"
  • "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
Synonymrare
BroaderextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Spanishescaso, raro
Catalanrar
Nounsuncommonnessextraordinariness as a consequence of being marked by an uncommon or superlative quality

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