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Definition 1: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • 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

(uncommon is similar to ...) surpassing what is common or usual or expected

"he paid especial attention to her" "exceptional kindness" "a matter of particular and unusual importance" "a special occasion" "a special reason to confide in her" "what's so special about the year 2000?"

(uncommon is similar to ...) not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness

"a rare word" "rare books"

(uncommon is similar to ...) special treatment or hospitality

"the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment"

(uncommon is similar to ...) not commonly encountered

"two-career families are no longer unusual"

(uncommon is similar to ...) unaccustomed or unusual

"an unwonted softness in her face"

(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 ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

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

(... are attributes of uncommon) ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace

Definition 2: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for uncommon in the sense of this definition

(uncommon is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

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

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