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unusual

un·u·su·al

unusual

 
pronunciation:
uhn yu zhu l
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: not usual or ordinary; uncommon; remarkable.
Collecting bird feathers seems like an unusual hobby.It's unusual for them to be up so early on a Saturday.
 
synonyms:
atypical, exceptional, remarkable, strange, uncommon
antonyms:
common, commonplace, conventional, everyday, normal, quotidian, typical, usual
similar words:
abnormal, curious, different, extraordinary, freak, individual, notable, novel, odd, offbeat, particular, queer, quizzical, rare, scarce, singular, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unorthodox, unwonted
derivations: unusually (adv.), unusualness (n.)
Word Parts
The word unusual contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2