Synonyms for (adjective) abnormal

Synonyms: abnormal

Definition: much greater than the normal

Usage: abnormal profits; abnormal ambition

Similar words: immoderate

Definition: beyond reasonable limits

Usage: immoderate laughter; immoderate spending


Synonyms: unnatural, abnormal

Definition: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

Usage: abnormal powers of concentration; abnormal amounts of rain; abnormal circumstances; an abnormal interest in food

Similar words: aberrant, deviant, deviate

Definition: markedly different from an accepted norm

Usage: aberrant behavior; deviant ideas


Similar words: anomalous

Definition: deviating from the general or common order or type

Usage: advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe


Similar words: antidromic

Definition: conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal


Similar words: atypical, irregular

Definition: deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal

Usage: these days large families are atypical; atypical clinical findings; atypical pneumonia; highly irregular behavior


Similar words: brachydactylic, brachydactylous

Definition: having abnormally short finger or toes


Similar words: defective

Definition: markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

Usage: defective speech


Similar words: freakish

Definition: characteristic of a freak

Usage: a freakish extra toe


Similar words: kinky, perverted

Definition: (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

Usage: kinky sex; perverted practices


Similar words: subnormal

Definition: below normal or average

Usage: after the floods the harvests were subnormal; subnormal intelligence


Similar words: supernormal

Definition: exceeding the normal or average

Usage: years of supernormal employment during the war; a phase of supernormal excitability


Similar words: vicarious

Definition: occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

Usage: vicarious menstruation


Synonyms: abnormal

Definition: departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development

Usage: they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal; an abnormal personality

Similar words: exceptional

Definition: deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

Usage: special educational provisions for exceptional children