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Definition 1: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where abnormal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abnormal powers of concentration
  • abnormal amounts of rain
  • abnormal circumstances
  • an abnormal interest in food

Synonyms for abnormal in the sense of this definition

(abnormal is similar to ...) markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

"defective speech"

(abnormal is similar to ...) below normal or average

"after the floods the harvests were subnormal" "subnormal intelligence"

(abnormal is similar to ...) (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

"kinky sex" "perverted practices"

(abnormal is similar to ...) characteristic of a freak

"a freakish extra toe"

(abnormal is similar to ...) occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

"vicarious menstruation"

(abnormal is similar to ...) having abnormally short finger or toes

(abnormal is similar to ...) deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal

"these days large families are atypical" "atypical clinical findings" "atypical pneumonia" "highly irregular behavior"

(abnormal is similar to ...) conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal

(abnormal is similar to ...) deviating from the general or common order or type

"advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe"

(abnormal is similar to ...) markedly different from an accepted norm

"aberrant behavior" "deviant ideas"

(abnormal is similar to ...) exceeding the normal or average

"years of supernormal employment during the war" "a phase of supernormal excitability"

(means also ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

(... are attributes of abnormal) being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning

Definition 2: departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where abnormal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
  • an abnormal personality

(abnormal is similar to ...) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

"special educational provisions for exceptional children"

(abnormal belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 3: much greater than the normal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abnormal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abnormal profits
  • abnormal ambition

(abnormal is similar to ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

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