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.

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. Peter Tuz:

    It is not unusual for stocks to weaken at the end of a week, the possibility of something weird happening over the weekend leads people to take money off the table as the week comes to a close.

  2. Kati Cornell:

    This is the largest cocaine seizure that our office has made in recent years, recently, we've seen a lot more large seizures of heroin, so this case is certainly unusual.

  3. Jo Cameron:

    I had no idea until a few years ago that there was anything that unusual about how little pain I feel. I just thought it was normal.

  4. Markus Wahl:

    Doctors... tend to err on the side of caution and prefer not to report anything unusual.

  5. Guhan Subramanian:

    With the caveat that I have not been privy to these negotiations, I find the rejection of the settlement by the Xerox board to be extraordinary and highly unusual.

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