unusual

[[t]ʌnju͟ːʒuəl[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED If something is unusual, it does not happen very often or you do not see it or hear it very often.

They have replanted many areas with rare and unusual plants...

To be appreciated as a parent is quite unusual.

2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone as unusual, you think that they are interesting and different from other people.

He was an unusual man with great business talents.


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  • unusual — 1580s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + USUAL (Cf. usual). Related: Unusually …   Etymology dictionary

  • unusual — [adj] different abnormal, amazing, astonishing, atypical, awe inspiring, awesome, bizarre, conspicuous, curious, distinguished, eminent, exceptional, extraordinary, far out*, inconceivable, incredible, memorable, noteworthy, odd, out of the… …   New thesaurus

  • unusual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not habitually or commonly done or occurring. 2) remarkable; exceptional. DERIVATIVES unusually adverb unusualness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • unusual — adj. 1) unusual to + inf. (it is unusual to see snow in this region; it s unusual for two world records to be set in/on one day) 2) unusual that + clause (it s unusual that two world records should be set in/on one day) * * * [ʌn juːʒʊəl] unusual …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unusual — un|u|su|al [ ʌn juʒuəl ] adjective *** 1. ) different from other people or things in a way that is interesting, attractive, or impressive: The designers have chosen unusual color combinations. Ewing is a player with unusual talent. 2. ) not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unusual */*/*/ — UK [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] / US [ʌnˈjuʒuəl] adjective 1) not normal, common, or ordinary Local residents should contact the police if they notice anything unusual. You re in a very unusual situation. it is unusual to do something: It s unusual to find so… …   English dictionary

  • unusual — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, strike sb as ▪ become ▪ consider sth, find sth ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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