Adjective "Uncommon" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Out of the ordinary; unusual.
  1. 'an uncommon name'
  2. 'It describes a circumstance which is such as to form an exception, which is out of the ordinary course, or unusual, or special, or uncommon.'
  3. 'Like, Darren, I have a fairly uncommon name - however, there are a couple of others out there.'
  4. 'However, it is not uncommon for relatives of either the husband or the wife to stay with them for a time.'
  5. 'Their numbers can vary considerably from year to year, but they are always considered uncommon or rare.'
  6. 'It is very uncommon for strangers to know how to use althea that you just collected.'
  7. 'Yeast infections of the skin in older children, teens, and adults are uncommon.'
  8. 'Now it is not uncommon to hear an adult swear in front of their children in public, and the kids to curse back.'
  9. 'Such behaviour, unusual as it was, was not uncommon in Surrealist circles in Paris in the 1930s.'
  10. 'It is especially important in this area as it supports many rare and nationally uncommon species of plant.'
  11. 'Single crystals of two or more different colours are not uncommon, making unusual multicoloured faceted stones.'
  12. 'He does have an uncommon amount of common sense.'


  1. 'I'm uncommon afraid of fire to-night.'


1. not common; unusual; rare: an uncommon word.

2. unusual in amount or degree; above the ordinary: an uncommon amount of mail.

3. exceptional; remarkable.

More examples(as adjective)

"reports can be uncommon in places."

"hijackings can be uncommon in norths."

"unrests can be uncommon in places."

"killings can be uncommon in places."

"disturbances can be uncommon in places."

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