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extraordinary

ex·traor·di·nar·y

extraordinary

 
pronunciation:
ihk stror dih neI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very unusual; far beyond the ordinary.
We marveled at the extraordinary paintings in the museum.
synonyms:
exceptional
antonyms:
everyday, ordinary
similar words:
curious, fantastic, freak, great, incredible, odd, peculiar, rare, sensational, special, strange, terrific, tremendous, uncommon, unusual
definition 2: wonderful; remarkable.
Our teacher told us we did extraordinary work last week.
synonyms:
distinctive
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
freak, notable, remarkable, sensational, signal, tremendous, wonderful
derivation: extraordinarily (adv.)
Word Parts
The word extraordinary contains the following parts:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-
 
ord, ordin Latin root that means row, rank, order
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.