[uhn-yoo-zhoo-uh l, -yoozh-wuh l]
- not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.
Origin of unusual
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extraordinary, remarkable; rare, strange, singular, curious, queer, odd.
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Examples from the Web for unusually
This makes me feel better, for, in truth, I have been unusually upset lately.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!
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An unusually lethal hemorrhagic fever was sweeping through the region.The Original Ebola Hunter
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The authors are unusually energetic in the writing and reasoning, with endless graphs and figures.No, Stem Cells Don't Cause Autism
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She was, unusually for a comedian, as funny and engaging off stage as on.Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview
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Opposition to both wrongful birth suits and wrongful life suits comes from an unusually wide array of the political spectrum.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
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Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.Philothea
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On this particular night their meeting was unusually impressive.Biography of a Slave
Between parent and child, the intimacy had been unusually close.Within the Law
The weather was exceedingly fine, mild, and unusually clear.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
From all this the result was that my nature was unusually trusting.Wilfrid Cumbermede
- out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinaryan unusual design
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Word Origin and History for unusually
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