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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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
Most of the significant severe weather days so far this year have been focused on the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South, this could be the most substantial threat of the year so far in Oklahoma and Kansas. While this may be a bit late in the spring, this is certainly not unusual, as late April and May is the peak for severe weather in the Southern Plains.
Judge Blawie is an excellent judge, he’s been a judge for a very long time, so there could be circumstances, I suppose, that merit a full sealing — but I’ll say it’s extraordinarily unusual.
We know that midazolam does not satisfy the constitutional requirement of preventing cruel and unusual suffering and that it does not reliably anesthetize prisoners during executions.
I think that we had a very unusual friendship amongst competitors, it was so fiercely competitive, and we made it very clear we wanted to beat the hell out of each other. And when we did, we looked the other man in the eye and said, 'Well done.'.
As a teacher of architecture, I think the Bauhaus is really interesting in the way that it was everybody sitting together - artists and architects and designers, and men and women, which was completely unusual at the time.
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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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