Definitions for uncommonʌnˈkɒm ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•com•monʌnˈkɒm ən(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. not common; unusual; rare.

  2. more than the usual in amount or degree.

  3. exceptional.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncommon(adj)

    not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

    "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"

  2. rare, uncommon(adj)

    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

    "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uncommon(adjective)ʌnˈkɒm ən

    ≠ common

    Attacks by bears are uncommon.; an uncommon sight; It had been uncommonly rainy.; an uncommonly tasty wine


  1. uncommon(Adjective)

    rare; not readily found; unusual

    Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state

  2. uncommon(Adjective)

    remarkable; exceptional

    The diamond was of uncommon size

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncommon(adj)

    not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage

Translations for uncommon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rare; unusual

This type of animal is becoming very uncommon.

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