What does Unusual mean?
Definitions for Unusual
ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəlun·usu·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Unusual.
not usual or common or ordinary
"a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
"a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
not commonly encountered
"two-career families are no longer unusual"
Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
His behavior was unusual in that it was considered childish for a man of his age.
More than usual.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Not common; not frequent; rare.
With this unusual and strange course they went on, till God, in whose heaviest worldly judgments I nothing doubt but that there may lie hidden mercy, gave them over to their own inventions. Richard Hooker.
You gain your point, if your industrious art
Can make unusual words easy and plain. Wentworth Dillon.
A sprightly red vermilions all her face;
And her eyes languish with unusual grace. George Granville.
That peculiar turn, that the words should appear new, yet not unusual, but very proper to his auditors. Henry Felton.
The river flows redundant, and attacks
The ling’ring remnant with unusual tide. Philips.
not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual grace or erudition
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-ū′zhū-al, adj. not usual or common.—n. Unusual′ity, rarity.—adv. Unū′sually.—n. Unū′sualness.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Unusual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2528
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Unusual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2675
Rank popularity for the word 'Unusual' in Adjectives Frequency: #325
The numerical value of Unusual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Unusual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Unusual in a Sentence
If you start paying attention to these polls in October, I mean, you'll go crazy. I've been up, I've been down, it's a very unusual year, and I think part of it is that people are really angry about the direction of our country.
He'd had one of his frequent epilepsy crises that made him convulse, distort, fall and drool. However, something came up with this one, something unusual. My brother was not reacting to our calls and our light slaps, time had stopped.
This confirmation by the grand jury of the investigative findings means the cold case murder of Samuel Pettyjohn is officially closed, our Cold Case Unit put in countless hours to solve this unusual case. Hopefully, Our Cold Case Unit will bring some closure and peace to Pettyjohn's surviving family members.
It’s a cruel and unusual form of torture, and then my daughter goes, ‘Dada!’ and she starts hugging and kissing the screen and waving at him, and he’s not waving back and she doesn’t understand why he’s not waving back. She thinks it’s like FaceTime. And it’s because Daddy’s getting it.
This one has really spectacular coloration... it's got that reticulated, chain-like pattern all over its back and sides, when I saw one for the first time I was kind of freaking out because it was so unusual looking when compared to other sirens.
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Translations for Unusual
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- غير عاديArabic
- inusualCatalan, Valencian
- erikoinen, epätavallinenFinnish
- insolite, inhabituelFrench
- particolare, insolitoItalian
- בלתי שגרתיHebrew
- 珍しいです, 珍しいJapanese
- svešāds, neparasts, savādsLatvian
- ongewoon, ongebruikelijkDutch
- neobișnuit, neuzual, ciudat, insolitRomanian
- необыкновенный, необычныйRussian
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