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Synonyms for uncommon
ʌnˈkɒm ənun·com·mon

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncommonadjective

    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, uncommonadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncommonadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncommonadjective

    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 for "uncommon":

    rare, unusual, infrequent, scarce, few

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#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. Bryant McGill:

    The only thing you will get from common sense, is a common life. Be uncommon and have uncommon sense.

  2. Kelly Johnson-Arbor:

    Children are naturally inquisitive, that's why it's not uncommon to see children getting into these cleaning products.

  3. David Anber:

    It’s certainly uncommon and something we see more commonly in societies that we wouldn’t consider liberal democracies or otherwise free societies, there’s obviously a certain chill that goes down the spine of anybody when this happens, and we’re going to see what the allegations are before I comment any more on that.

  4. The USMC:

    Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path! pauses in operations are not uncommon and are viewed as a responsible step to refresh and review best practices and procedures so our units remain capable, safe, and ready.

  5. Patricia Griffin:

    Serious complications of vibrio illnesses are relatively uncommon, people who are at high risk of complications may want to think twice before eating raw oysters.


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