1) ADV-GRADED: ADV adj (emphasis) You use unusually to emphasize that someone or something has more of a particular quality than is usual.
He was an unusually complex man.
...this year's unusually harsh winter.2) ADV-GRADED: ADV with cl, oft ADV for n You can use unusually to suggest that something is not what normally happens.
Unusually among British prime ministers, he was not a man of natural authority.
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unusually — index particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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unusually — un|u|su|al|ly [ʌnˈju:ʒuəli, ʒəli] adv 1.) unusually high/large/quiet etc higher, larger etc than usual ▪ unusually high levels of pollution 2.) used to say that something is not what usually happens ▪ Unusually for me, I fell asleep very quickly … Dictionary of contemporary English
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unusually — adverb 1 unusually hot/difficult etc more hot etc than is usual 2 in an unusual way: The house was unusually quiet … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
unusually — [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəli] adv 1) in a way that is not usual or typical Boris seemed unusually quiet.[/ex] 2) extremely Cambridge has several unusually good restaurants.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
unusually — adv. Unusually is used with these adjectives: ↑bright, ↑broad, ↑busy, ↑candid, ↑cool, ↑detailed, ↑early, ↑fast, ↑hot, ↑large, ↑light, ↑long, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
unusually — unusual ► ADJECTIVE 1) not habitually or commonly done or occurring. 2) remarkable; exceptional. DERIVATIVES unusually adverb unusualness noun … English terms dictionary
unusually — adverb to a remarkable degree or extent (Freq. 3) she was unusually tall • Syn: ↑remarkably, ↑outstandingly, ↑unco • Ant: ↑unremarkably (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary