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