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Definition 1: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • extraordinary authority
  • an extraordinary achievement
  • her extraordinary beauty
  • enjoyed extraordinary popularity
  • an extraordinary capacity for work
  • an extraordinary session of the legislature

(extraordinary is similar to ...) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

"in a frightful hurry" "spent a frightful amount of money"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) surpassing the ordinary or normal

"Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" "his uncanny sense of direction"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier

"that is one fine dog" "a right fine day"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

"a great crisis" "had a great stake in the outcome"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

"what is so rare as a day in June" "a rare skill" "an uncommon sense of humor" "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) exceedingly or unbelievably great

"the bomb did fantastic damage" "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength" "phenomenal feats of memory"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers

"a fantastic trip to the Orient" "the film was fantastic!" "a howling success" "a marvelous collection of rare books" "had a rattling conversation about politics" "a tremendous achievement"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) extraordinary in a particular capacity

"a woodworker extraordinaire" "a self-starter extraordinaire"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

"a night of exceeding darkness" "an exceptional memory" "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy" "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) remarkable or wonderful

(extraordinary is similar to ...) unusual or striking

"a remarkable sight" "such poise is singular in one so young"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) for a special service or occasion

"a special correspondent" "a special adviser to the committee" "had to get special permission for the event"

(extraordinary is similar to ...) performing or able to perform wonders or miracles

(extraordinary is similar to ...) suggestive of fireworks

"pyrotechnic keyboard virtuosity" "a pyrotechnic wit"

(means also ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(means also ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

(means also ...) such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared

"an incomparable week of rest and pleasure" "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency" "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"

(means also ...) not usual or common or ordinary

"a scene of unusual beauty" "a man of unusual ability" "cruel and unusual punishment" "an unusual meteorite"

(means also ...) not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

"uncommon birds" "frost and floods are uncommon during these months" "doing an uncommon amount of business" "an uncommon liking for money" "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"

(... are attributes of extraordinary) the quality of being commonplace and ordinary

Definition 2: far more than usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an extraordinary desire for approval
  • it was an over-the-top experience

Synonyms for extraordinary in the sense of this definition

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

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

Definition 3: (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an ambassador extraordinary

(extraordinary is similar to ...) not usual or common or ordinary

"a scene of unusual beauty" "a man of unusual ability" "cruel and unusual punishment" "an unusual meteorite"

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