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.
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
Unusual weather patterns are a factor that corporations have to consider when making economic projections, but there is not much one can do.
For the past 26 years there have been times when Bob and I have felt compassion for Roderick Nunley, Taylor and their families only to remember how frightened Ann must have been, the total fear she felt when she was bound and unable to defend herself while listening to them discuss how they were going to kill her. The pain she felt when they stabbed her, not once, but at least 10 times. That is the true definition of unusual pain and suffering. The only closure that our family will have is knowing that justice for Ann has been attained and that we are finally through with the judicial system.
I wasn't terribly surprised. It wasn't unusual at that time for Jewish families to disappear. I thought, 'Maybe they got away,'
Most transfer pricing cases that most tax authorities take on are fairly limited in their scope, it's unusual to take on an entire structure because a transfer pricing investigation is enormously resource intensive...it's a big deal.
Recall that - unlike the credit market - the equity market well into 2008 was very complacent about the subprime crisis that led to a full blown financial crisis, while we are not predicting another financial crisis, it is important to keep highlighting to investors across asset classes that conditions in the high grade credit market are currently very unusual.
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Translations for unusual
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- غير عاديArabic
- inusualCatalan, Valencian
- epätavallinen, erikoinenFinnish
- insolite, inhabituelFrench
- particolare, insolitoItalian
- בלתי שגרתיHebrew
- 珍しい, 珍しいですJapanese
- savāds, svešāds, neparastsLatvian
- ongewoon, ongebruikelijkDutch
- insolit, ciudat, neuzual, neobișnuitRomanian
- необыкновенный, необычныйRussian
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