What does unusual mean?

Definitions for unusual
ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəlun·usu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unusualadjective

    not usual or common or ordinary

    "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

  2. strange, unusualadjective

    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"

  3. unusualadjective

    not commonly encountered

    "two-career families are no longer unusual"

Wiktionary

  1. unusualadjective

    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.

  2. unusualadjective

    More than usual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unusualadjective

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Unusual

    Unusual is a song by American recording artist Trey Songz, released as the fourth official single from his fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure (2010). featuring Drake. It is produced by Pop & Oak, Dexter Wansel, Ezekiel Lewis and Drake.

ChatGPT

  1. unusual

    Unusual refers to something that is not commonly encountered, seen, or experienced; something that deviates from what is typical, standard, normal, or expected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unusualadjective

    not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual grace or erudition

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unusual

    un-ū′zhū-al, adj. not usual or common.—n. Unusual′ity, rarity.—adv. Unū′sually.—n. Unū′sualness.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2675

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Adjectives Frequency: #325

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unusual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unusual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unusual in a Sentence

  1. Dale Baich:

    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.

  2. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It’s a delayed start to a summer that’s been a long time coming. To have late June be ostensibly the start of summer is unusual, but better late than never, a big Fourth of July weekend is coming up, with virtually every genre represented, and a week later we have 'Black Widow,' so we’re on the road to recovery.

  3. Space Operations Gen. John Raymond:

    Similar activities in any other domain would be interpreted as potentially threatening behavior, this is unusual and disturbing behavior and has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space. The United States finds these recent activities to be concerning and do not reflect the behavior of a responsible spacefaring nation.

  4. Daniel Moriarty:

    This unusual structure at the very center of the basin begs the question: What is this thing, and might it be related to the basin formation process?

  5. Oliver Jagoutz:

    It seems like the climate state the Earth likes to be in is hotter than today, and these glaciation periods are unusual, and if they are unusual, there must be something specific happening.

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