from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not usual, common, or ordinary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
- adj. More than usual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not usual; uncommon; rare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not usual; not frequent; not common; rare; strange; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual erudition.
- Synonyms Uncommon, unwonted, singular, remarkable, odd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
- adj. not usual or common or ordinary
- adj. not commonly encountered
Sorry, no etymologies found.
According to the cable obtained by the website WikiLeaks, U.S. officials reported that Israel worked with the Chilean government to monitor what it called "unusual activity" by Iran's envoy to Santiago.
He noted that the city's wealthiest ZIP Codes—Fifth Avenue, Park, Central Park West—are in its geographic center rather than along its edges, which he described as unusual.
To this he adds what he calls unusual circumstances, including "the fruits and tailwinds of globalization, billions of people added to the labor supply, new factories and productivity coming from places it had never come from before."
Back in bed, Walters said he heard the dog bark once, which he characterized as unusual.
They like to do what they call unusual things; they like to shock people -- think it's smart.
Rice, speaking after President Obama's meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, praised what she described as an "unusual and important" sense of urgency in the U.N. Security Council's response to the crisis in Libya, where thousands of citizens have formed a mass protest demanding Qaddafi's ouster.
Mayweather's lawyer, Karen Winckler, said she may appeal what she called the unusual sentence handed down Wednesday.
Karen Winckler, said she may appeal what she called an unusual sentence.
Melissa, You must be right about the word unusual - that only makes sense.
Pop rockers Darius Rucker and Jewel were crossing over to country about the same time, which he called unusual in country music.