Adjective "unusual" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not habitually or commonly occurring or done.
  1. 'it was unusual for Dennis to be late'
  2. 'So falls are not unusual although falls of this sort of magnitude are relatively rare.'
  3. 'It was indeed a very unusual thing to see such a large assembly of people in Westhoughton at so early an hour.'
  4. 'Today they took the unusual step of releasing a photograph in an effort to trace him.'
  5. 'He tried not to isolate and figure out what the unusual stench emanating from the earpiece was.'
  6. 'He is a captain so it maybe a little unusual but more common than what you think.'
  7. 'It is also classic eagle country, and it is not unusual to spot one or two soaring overhead.'
  8. 'He took the unusual step of urging Americans not to buy petrol if they don't have to.'
  9. 'It is not unusual for him to misunderstand a question and give an answer bearing no relation to it.'
  10. 'The fears prompted them to take the unusual step of releasing his details and picture.'
  11. 'It is not unusual for places to be catapulted to stardom thanks to the medium of TV or cinema.'
  12. 'He said my surname was an unusual name and did I know my ancestors had invented the Biro pen.'
  13. 'Now the speculation has begun about what led the proud parents to choose such an unusual name.'
  14. 'It seems many of us are suckers for a big name, a logo and a fancy box or unusual design.'
  15. 'The Keighley centre is unusual because the building has twice been used by Buddhists.'
  16. 'Universally acknowledged as highly intelligent and articulate, she is unusual in many respects.'
  17. 'They also spotted a number of birds, badger prints and unusual buildings along the way.'
  18. 'It was an unusual name, and Cornwell had known for years that it would be no hard task to look it up.'
  19. 'The tomato is unusual in this respect, as very few other fruit accumulate lycopene.'
  20. 'She used her skills as a graphic artist to create unusual images to give each a unique look.'
  21. 'Male meiosis of Drosophila melanogaster is unusual in some respects.'


1. not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.

More examples(as adjective)

"crestings can be unusual in areas."

"policies can be unusual of reforms."

"policies can be unusual in senses."

"places can be unusual in things."

"people can be unusual in things."

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