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unusual

[uhn-yoo-zhoo-uh l, -yoozh-wuh l] /ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl/
adjective
1.
not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional:
an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.
Origin of unusual
1575-1585
1575-85; un-1 + usual
Related forms
unusually, adverb
unusualness, noun
Synonyms
extraordinary, remarkable; rare, strange, singular, curious, queer, odd.
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  • Between parent and child, the intimacy had been unusually close.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • But the jacket felt so unusually heavy;—could there, perhaps, be gold in it to make up in some measure for the cruel infliction?

  • On this particular night their meeting was unusually impressive.

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • Unless a camel is fresh, unusually large and strong, or constantly urged, it rarely makes more than two miles an hour.

    The Lance of Kanana Harry W. French
British Dictionary definitions for unusually

unusual

/ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl/
adjective
1.
out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinary: an unusual design
Derived Forms
unusually, adverb
unusualness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unusually

unusual

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + usual. Related: Unusually.

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