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Synonyms for unusual

Synonyms for (adjective) unusual

Synonyms: unusual Definition: not commonly encountered Usage: two-career families are no longer unusual

Similar words: uncommon Definition: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind Usage: uncommon birds; frost and floods are uncommon during these months; doing an uncommon amount of business; an uncommon liking for money; he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability

Synonyms: unusual Definition: not usual or common or ordinary Usage: a scene of unusual beauty; a man of unusual ability; cruel and unusual punishment; an unusual meteorite

Similar words: different Definition: differing from all others; not ordinary Usage: advertising that strives continually to be different; this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it

Similar words: extraordinary Definition: (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials Usage: an ambassador extraordinary

Similar words: odd Definition: not easily explained Usage: it is odd that his name is never mentioned

Similar words: out-of-the-way Definition: out of the ordinary Usage: out-of-the-way information

Similar words: peculiar Definition: markedly different from the usual Usage: a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats; a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman-Virginia Woolf

Similar words: unaccustomed Definition: not customary or usual Usage: an unaccustomed pleasure; many varieties of unaccustomed foods; a new budget of unaccustomed austerity

Similar words: unique Definition: highly unusual or rare but not the single instance Usage: spoke with a unique accent; had unique ability in raising funds; a frankness unique in literature; a unique dining experience

Synonyms: strange, unusual Definition: being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird Usage: a strange exaltation that was indefinable; a strange fantastical mind; what a strange sense of humor she has

Similar words: fantastic, fantastical, grotesque, antic Definition: ludicrously odd Usage: Hamlet's assumed antic disposition; fantastic Halloween costumes; a grotesque reflection in the mirror

Similar words: crazy Definition: bizarre or fantastic Usage: had a crazy dream; wore a crazy hat

Similar words: curious, queer, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular Definition: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected Usage: a curious hybrid accent; her speech has a funny twang; they have some funny ideas about war; had an odd name; the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves; something definitely queer about this town; what a rum fellow; singular behavior

Similar words: eerie, eery Definition: inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening Usage: an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods; an eerie midnight howl

Similar words: exotic Definition: strikingly strange or unusual Usage: an exotic hair style; protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants; the exotic landscape of a dead planet

Similar words: freaky Definition: strange and somewhat frightening Usage: the whole experience was really freaky

Similar words: gothic Definition: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque Usage: gothic novels like `Frankenstein'

Similar words: oddish Definition: somewhat strange

Similar words: other Definition: very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected Usage: a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail- Lance Morrow

Similar words: quaint Definition: strange in an interesting or pleasing way Usage: quaint dialect words; quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities

Similar words: quaint Definition: very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance Usage: the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name- Bill Beatty; came forth a quaint and fearful sight- Sir Walter Scott; a quaint sense of humor

Similar words: weird Definition: strikingly odd or unusual Usage: some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow- Bram Stoker