Synonyms for (adjective) uncommon

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: especial, exceptional, special, particular

Definition: surpassing what is common or usual or expected

Usage: he paid especial attention to her; exceptional kindness; a matter of particular and unusual importance; a special occasion; a special reason to confide in her; what's so special about the year 2000?


Similar words: rare

Definition: not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness

Usage: a rare word; rare books


Similar words: red carpet, red-carpet

Definition: special treatment or hospitality

Usage: the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment


Similar words: unusual

Definition: not commonly encountered

Usage: two-career families are no longer unusual


Similar words: unwonted

Definition: out of the ordinary

Usage: an unwonted softness in her face


Synonyms: rare, uncommon

Definition: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

Usage: what is so rare as a day in June-J.R.Lowell; a rare skill; an uncommon sense of humor; she was kind to an uncommon degree

Similar words: extraordinary

Definition: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

Usage: extraordinary authority; an extraordinary achievement; her extraordinary beauty; enjoyed extraordinary popularity; an extraordinary capacity for work; an extraordinary session of the legislature