noun, plural cus·tom·ar·ies.
Origin of customary
SYNONYMS FOR customary
Examples from the Web for uncustomary
To refuse it was as uncustomary and as rude as to refuse the Alaskan miner who offers a drink at a public bar.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
The matter is different when we do not properly estimate an uncustomary sense-impression.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
So true is it that unnatural generally means only uncustomary, and that everything which is usual appears natural.The Subjection of Women|John Stuart Mill
Customs are made for customary circumstances, and customary characters: and his circumstances or his character may be uncustomary.On Liberty|John Stuart Mill
It shows how human nature can adapt itself to the most uncustomary things.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
British Dictionary definitions for uncustomary (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for uncustomary (2 of 2)
- founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
- (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
noun plural -aries
- a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
- a body of such laws and customs