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Synonyms for unusual
ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unusual(adj)

    not usual or common or ordinary

    "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

    Synonyms:
    strange

    Antonyms:
    usual, common, wonted(a), chronic, habitual, inveterate, regular, accustomed, customary

  2. strange, unusual(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    foreign, unknown, strange

    Antonyms:
    habitual, common, regular, chronic, customary, accustomed, wonted(a), inveterate, usual

  3. unusual(adj)

    not commonly encountered

    "two-career families are no longer unusual"

    Synonyms:
    strange

    Antonyms:
    wonted(a), usual, habitual, regular, chronic, inveterate, customary, common, accustomed

Wiktionary

  1. unusual(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    weird, rare, extraordinary, strange, abnormal

    Antonyms:
    normal, usual

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unusual

    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, uncommon, unique, unmatched, whimsical

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unusual

    Synonyms:
    rare, unwonted, singular, uncommon, remarkable, strange, extraordinary

Editors Contribution

  1. queerly

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unusual(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, rare, unwonted, singular, remarkable, strange, extraordinary, odd, queer, out of the way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unusual(a)

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, curious, rare, odd, unique, extraordinary, anomalous, irregular

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How to use unusual in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Van Drew:

    If there isn't anything unbelievably unusual and there's just some distasteful issues -- which there are, no doubt -- I think we move forward, we have an election, and then we take it from there.

  2. Jeff Rasinski:

    We are seeing very keen demand and off-take which is unusual for this time of the year.

  3. Jeremy Travis:

    This is really, really important. This is our health and people's lives at stake, and it's not universally understood that socially distancing is a matter of life and death. So I'm not philosophically opposed to it at all, it's not unusual for the police or other enforcement agencies to have the power to enforce health regulations.

  4. Grand Slam champion John McEnroe:

    It just seems cruel and unusual punishment for these guys, i hope this magnificent effort by these two experienced and very fit professionals allows the powers that be to make a change.

  5. Gary Player:

    I think that we had a very unusual friendship amongst competitors, it was so fiercely competitive, and we made it very clear we wanted to beat the hell out of each other. And when we did, we looked the other man in the eye and said, 'Well done.'.

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