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Synonyms for unusual
ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəlun·usu·al

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  1. unusualadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unusualadjective

    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, unusualadjective

    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. unusualadjective

    not commonly encountered

    "two-career families are no longer unusual"

    Synonyms:
    strange

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

Editors Contribution

  1. queerly

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unusualadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unusualadjective

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

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#97760uncharacteristic
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How to use unusual in a sentence?

  1. Doug McMillon:

    While we've experienced high levels of inflation in our international markets over the years, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon inflation being this high and moving so quickly, both in food and general merchandise, is unusual, we'll control what we can control, reduce our inventory level and keep prices as low as we can.

  2. Martha Zierden:

    Among the hundreds, thousands, probably 4 million artifacts that have come from the city that we housed, we have no more than 15 bottle seals, so that’s how unusual they are here.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    It's not unusual to have a witness in a trial. It's certainly not unusual to have witness in an impeachment trial.

  4. Gloria Talavera:

    They are seeking out canyons, seeking out more protected areas, we are seeing unusual things, all of them related to the climate.

  5. Neal Froneman:

    Magnitude 2 events we have all the time, it's not unusual and these events generally happen on seismically active structures.


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