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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: far beyond the usual or ordinary.
Mozart had extraordinary musical talent even as a child.The idea of the earth being round was an extraordinary one to most people in fifteenth century Europe.
synonyms:
exceptional, singular
antonyms:
everyday, mundane, ordinary, quotidian
similar words:
bizarre, curious, divine, extreme, fantastic, freak, great, incredible, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, sensational, special, strange, terrific, tremendous, uncommon, unusual
definition 2: especially worthy of note; remarkable.
The cooking at this restaurant is really extraordinary.
synonyms:
distinctive, striking
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
divine, freak, notable, noteworthy, 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.