1 not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite" [ant: usual]
2 being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has" [syn: strange] [ant: familiar]
3 not commonly encountered; "two-career families are no longer unusual"
- /ʌnˈjuːðuəl/ or , /Vn"ju:Du@l/ or
- Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
- ''His behavior was unusual in that it was considered childish for a man of his age.
unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm
almost unheard-of, atypical, bizarre, breakaway, curious, different, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, extremely, freakish, infrequent, novel, odd, oddball, offbeat, original, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, rare, rarely, recherche, remarkable, scarce, seldom met with, seldom seen, singular, slow, sparse, strange, sui generis, uncommon, uncommonly, unconventional, uncustomary, undreamed-of, unexpected, unfamiliar, unfrequent, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unordinary, unorthodox, unprecedented, unthinkable, unthought-of, untypical, unusually, unwonted