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remarkable

[ri-mahr-kuh-buh l] /rɪˈmɑr kə bəl/
adjective
1.
notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary:
a remarkable change.
2.
worthy of notice or attention.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French remarquable. See remark, -able
Related forms
remarkability, remarkableness, noun
remarkably, adverb
quasi-remarkable, adjective
quasi-remarkably, adverb
unremarkable, adjective
unremarkably, adverb
Synonyms
2. notable, noteworthy, striking, extraordinary, wonderful, unusual, singular, uncommon.
Antonyms
1, 2. common, ordinary.
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Examples for unremarkable
  • Compared with the billions of other stars in the universe, the sun is unremarkable.
  • The bronze bowl seems unremarkable until you study it from above.
  • The process is so slow that in retrospect it seems unremarkable-as if it were natural and easy.
  • At first glance, the cause of the riot might look unremarkable.
  • The resulting sound was unremarkable, but it's the thought that counts.
  • The first is how unremarkable it seems, and yet how consequential it is in practice.
  • Alongside the relentless drama of real hospital life, snakes on subways seemed unremarkable.
  • In other ways, it was unremarkable but sometimes noticed.
  • Some might find the look of the production unremarkable.
  • To his neighbors, he appeared to be an unremarkable painter who had never established a style with which to spawn a career.
British Dictionary definitions for unremarkable

unremarkable

/ˌʌnrɪˈmɑːkəbəl/
adjective
1.
not worthy of note or attention

remarkable

/rɪˈmɑːkəbəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of note or attention a remarkable achievement
2.
unusual, striking, or extraordinary a remarkable sight
Derived Forms
remarkableness, remarkability, noun
remarkably, adverb
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