- not accustomed or habituated: to be unaccustomed to hardships.
- unusual; unfamiliar: A brief after-dinner speech is an unaccustomed pleasure.
Origin of unaccustomed
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2. uncommon, extraordinary, curious, peculiar, unexpected.
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Examples from the Web for unaccustomed
A month after that announcement, unaccustomed daylight was forced upon the lithium-ion battery industry.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo
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While Kelley is unaccustomed to dealing with the media and was nervous about our sit-down, her task is in many ways far easier.Like Jill Kelley, Paula Broadwell Eyes Comeback After Petraeus Scandal
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It is a moment of unaccustomed celebration in a country that has known unimaginable suffering.
John Avlon talks to jubilant Sudanese voters on the ground at a moment of unaccustomed celebration.
Citizens of the Palmetto State woke up yesterday with an unaccustomed feeling when they opened the political page: pride.The End of Southern Racism?
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You think of your wife, grappling with a kind of difficulty to which she is unaccustomed.The Conquest of Fear
His voice was modulated to an unaccustomed mildness as he spoke.Within the Law
He was unaccustomed to seeing her show suffering, and it embarrassed him.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
The unaccustomed action was significant; it bespoke a passionate loyalty.Tiverton Tales
You are right in supposing that I am not unaccustomed to—an influential position.'Little Dorrit
- (foll by to) not used (to)unaccustomed to pain
- not familiar; strange or unusual
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Word Origin and History for unaccustomed
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