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Synonyms for extraordinary
ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-ex·tra·or·di·na·ry

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  1. extraordinaryadjective

    regular, normal, ordinary, everyday, usual

  2. extraordinaryadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraordinaryadjective

    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, sinfuladjective

    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)adjective

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extraordinaryadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. extraordinaryadjective

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

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  1. Benjamin Tausig:

    We live in a moment of extraordinary visibility, which is simultaneously a platform for speech and a mode of surveillance, their songs move in an ecosystem that can spread the word fast, but that can also get you in trouble fast.

  2. Paul Burrell:

    It’s another bombshell blindsiding the palace, it’s extraordinary that Meghan and Harry didn’t know this was going to take place. Why didn’t her father tell her? Who’s giving him PR advice? You just chucked a big rock into the royal pool, and there’ll be ripples, and the ripples are coming.

  3. Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey:

    He was an extraordinary example of what a law enforcement officer should be, he had a great work ethic. He was fair-minded.

  4. Advocate General Priit Pikamae:

    A passenger biting other passengers and attacking the cabin crew trying to calm him down, resulting in the deviation of a Lisbon-Fortaleza flight to the nearest airport in order to disembark this passenger and his baggage, leading to a flight delay, falls under the concept of extraordinary circumstances.

  5. Korean Central News Agency:

    Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content.

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