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Synonyms for extraordinary
ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraordinary(adj)

    beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

    "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

    over-the-top, sinful, extraordinary(p)

    routine, cut-and-dried, workaday, banausic, common, middling, quotidian, commonplace, indifferent, cut-and-dry, moderate, unexceptional, so-so(p), average, fair, usual, nondescript, run-of-the-mill, mine run, ordinary, run-of-the-mine, characterless, everyday, unremarkable, mundane, mediocre

  2. extraordinary, over-the-top, sinful(adj)

    far more than usual or expected

    "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"

    ungodly, wicked, extraordinary(p), sinful, iniquitous, unholy, over-the-top

    mundane, average, run-of-the-mill, common, indifferent, routine, run-of-the-mine, banausic, unexceptional, mediocre, fair, moderate, commonplace, cut-and-dry, mine run, ordinary, quotidian, so-so(p), everyday, characterless, nondescript, middling, workaday, usual, cut-and-dried, unremarkable

  3. extraordinary(p)(adj)

    (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials

    "an ambassador extraordinary"

    middling, usual, workaday, banausic, characterless, indifferent, ordinary, unexceptional, routine, cut-and-dry, mine run, moderate, commonplace, fair, mediocre, cut-and-dried, run-of-the-mine, mundane, nondescript, average, quotidian, so-so(p), common, run-of-the-mill, unremarkable, everyday


  1. extraordinary(adjective)

    regular, normal, ordinary, everyday, usual

  2. extraordinary(adjective)

    regular, ordinary, usual, normal, everyday

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extraordinary

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, erratic, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical

    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extraordinary

    unwonted, uncommon, peculiar, unusual, unprecedented, wonderful, marvelous, prodigious, monstrous, remarkable, strange, preposterous

    wonted, common, usual, ordinary, frequent, unremarkable, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extraordinary(a.)

    remarkable, unusual, signal, uncommon, singular, egregious, rare, extra, out of the way, unheard of, more than common

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extraordinary(a)

    uncommon, unusual, remarkable, egregious, phenomenal, signal, noteworthy, exceptional, unprecedented

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    The consideration of the quantity often takes the precedence over that of the quality in many significant activity of the society as the ordinary minds are in the great majority and the extraordinary brains are in the giant minority.

  2. The Saudi source:

    It is an unprecedented measure that has not been taken by Aramco before. May OSPs will depend on how the OPEC+ meeting concludes. We are doing what we can to make it successful, including taking this extraordinary step to delay the OSPs.

  3. Scott Atlas:

    We have to recognize the harms of removing someone from society, of a so-called prolonged lockdown. They are extraordinary, and the role of public policy is not just to eliminate Covid-19 infection at all cost, that is not the correct policy. It never really was the policy. The policy is really to consider what the impact of the lockdown, what the actions of the policy, are.

  4. Richard Alonso:

    If EPA is going to use an extraordinary action like a waiver, then at least EPA must remove any structural impediments that prevent penetration of renewable fuels.


    If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you are okay. Who watches over you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you genuinely. And above all, if you are so fortunate to find or meet someone who inspires or motivates you no matter what happens. Don’t let him or her go. Better still, never take him or her for granted. Because, someone like that is hard to find. Besides that, if you are still single or never married permit me to tell you this, it is advisable and encouraging to get married to such person(s). Yes! because he or she will be or become a friendly and extraordinary husband or wife to you. I mean, you will have little or nothing at all to worry about him or her. In other words, both of you will get on (or along) like a house on fire. That is to say, you will have a very good and enviable relationship. Mark my words. Anyway, IMHO in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

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