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unwonted

[uhn-wawn-tid, -wohn-, -wuhn-] /ʌnˈwɔn tɪd, -ˈwoʊn-, -ˈwʌn-/
adjective
1.
not customary or usual; rare:
unwonted kindness.
2.
Archaic. unaccustomed or unused.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; un-1 + wonted
Related forms
unwontedly, adverb
unwontedness, noun
Can be confused
unwanted, unwonted.
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Examples for unwonted
  • In its aftermath, government moved with unwonted vigor to shore up the economy.
  • The heaviness of the atmosphere and an unwonted stillness benumbed my senses.
  • The re lief was so great as to produce a sudden disposition to unwonted hilarity.
British Dictionary definitions for unwonted

unwonted

/ʌnˈwəʊntɪd/
adjective
1.
out of the ordinary; unusual
2.
(usually foll by to) (archaic) unaccustomed; unused
Derived Forms
unwontedly, adverb
unwontedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unwonted
unwonted
"not usual," 1553, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of wont.
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