un usual

unusual

[uhn-yoo-zhoo-uhl, -yoozh-wuhl]
adjective
not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.

Origin:
1575–85; un-1 + usual

unusually, adverb
unusualness, noun


extraordinary, remarkable; rare, strange, singular, curious, queer, odd.
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unusual (ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl)
 
adj
out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinary: an unusual design
 
un'usually
 
adv
 
un'usualness
 
n

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unusual
1582, from un- (1) "not" + usual.
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