What are some alternative words for uncommon?

Synonyms for uncommon
ʌnˈkɒm ən

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term uncommon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncommon(adj)

    not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

    "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"

    Synonyms:
    rare

    Antonyms:
    general, popular, ordinary, common, standard, grassroots, average, democratic, frequent, demotic

  2. rare, uncommon(adj)

    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

    "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, rare

    Antonyms:
    standard, ordinary, common, frequent, average, democratic, popular, demotic, general, grassroots

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncommon

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncommon

    Synonyms:
    rare, strange, scarce, singular, choice, unique, unusual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncommon(a.)

    Synonyms:
    rare, unusual, odd, unwonted, infrequent, strange, queer, singular, remarkable, out of the way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncommon(a)

    Synonyms:
    unusual, singular, rare, unique, queer, strange, odd, anomalous, exceptional, abnormal, variant, nondescript, extraordinary, noteworthy, remarkable, aberrant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rare, unusual, infrequent, scarce, few

How to pronounce uncommon?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say uncommon in sign language?

  1. uncommon

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#575few
#1178choice
#1287unique
#2347funny
#2682rare
#3929strange
#4089fantastic
#5261unusual
#5451odd
#6982extraordinary
#7013curious
#7325bizarre
#12604ridiculous
#13600singular
#14075uncommon
#14638queer
#15415peculiar
#15777scarce
#21582unmatched
#22085eccentric
#24836quaint
#27327anomalous
#27639whimsical
#31949erratic
#32135infrequent
#35236ludicrous
#36473comical
#36903grotesque
#42698laughable
#51009preposterous
#67912droll
#104549rarefied
#170661rarified
#185350crotchety

How to use uncommon in a sentence?

  1. Matt Darvas:

    Villages like this are routinely affected by landslides, and it's not uncommon for entire villages of 200, 300, up to 1,000 people to be completely buried by rock falls, it will likely be helicopter access only.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    A Warm Welcome To Year 2018. Every New Year Brings Along Brand New Opportunities And Possibilities For Us To Utilize And Maximize. Thus, Receive God's Uncommon Grace To Achieve All That You Could Not Achieve Last Year In This New Year. Listen Up, You've Got To Keep Your Fingers Crossed (Be Hopeful). For, This New Year Is Going To Be Better Off Than Last Year (all-round). Only Believe Undoubtedly. Because, It Will Be Unto You Just According To Your Own Faith (Matthew 9:29) Mark You. Happy New Year Ahead Anyway. -Emeasoba George

  3. Peter Limia:

    It’s not uncommon for her to go there, it’s such a sad story, I can’t even process it…something like this is so freakish.

  4. Jim Mattis:

    Going forward, we obviously look at the actions of China, but I am going there to do a lot of listening and identification of common ground and uncommon ground on the strategic level at this time, i did not want to immediately go in with a certain preset expectation of what they are going to say.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Giving is a prerequisite to receiving or getting more and more blessings, riches and money from God. Yes! whoever that gives generously and cheerfully most especially to the poor, the needy and the helpless cannot and will never lack throughout his or her lifetime (Proverbs 28:27, Acts 20:35). Uncommon and renowned givers Bill Gates, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation or Gates Foundation, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Foundation, George Soros, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller Snr., John D. Rockefeller Jnr., Rockefeller Family, Rockefeller Foundation, Warren Buffett, Mother Theresa, Oprah Winfrey, Sudha Murthy, J.R.D Tata, J.N. Tata, Tata Group, Tata Motors, Tata Family, Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group, Dangote Foundation, Rochas Okorocha, Rochas Foundation among others. -Emeasoba George


Translations for uncommon

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for uncommon »

Translation

Find a translation for the uncommon synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of uncommon

  1. uncommon
    uncommon
    uncommon
    uncommon
    uncommon

Discuss these uncommon synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "uncommon." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/uncommon>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for uncommon?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for uncommon:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.