beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
"extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
extraordinary, over-the-top, sinful(adj)
far more than usual or expected
"an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
"an ambassador extraordinary"
Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual;
Origin: Latin extraordinarius, from extra ordinem, "outside the order".
beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies
exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur
employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary
that which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success
Origin: [L. extraordinarius; extra on the outside + ordinarius: cf. F. extraordinaire. See Ordinary.]
ExtraOrdinary is an EP by Nizlopi, released in 2006.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-tror′di-nar-i, or eks-trä-or′-, adj. beyond ordinary: not usual or regular: wonderful: special or supernumerary, as 'physician extraordinary' in a royal household, and 'extraordinary professor' in a German university, both being inferior to the ordinary official.—n.pl. Extraor′dinaries, things that exceed the usual order, kind, or method.—adv. Extraor′dinarily.—n. Extraor′dinariness. [L. extra, outside, ordo—inis, order.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3339
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4218
Rank popularity for the word 'extraordinary' in Adjectives Frequency: #452
The numerical value of extraordinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of extraordinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.
They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbor.
Really, the striping is kind of extraordinary, so you need something extraordinary to explain it.
There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
We've seen extraordinary returns from stocks like Gilead, but we haven't been taking on any new positions until we find extraordinary discounts.
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- extraordinariCatalan, Valencian
- mimořádný, neobyčejnýCzech
- außerordentlich, außergewöhnlichGerman
- epätavallinen, kummallinen, erikoinenFinnish
- straordinaria, straordinarioItalian
- 非凡, 傑出する, 並外れるJapanese
- eximus, insolitus, extraordinariusLatin
- whakaharahara, haraki, autaiaMāori
- luar biasaMalay
- ieșit din comun, neobișnuit, extraordinarRomanian
- необычайный, экстраординарный, необычныйRussian
- fevkalade, olağanüstüTurkish
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