[uhn-wawn-tid, -wohn-, -wuhn-]


not customary or usual; rare: unwonted kindness.
Archaic. unaccustomed or unused.

Origin of unwonted

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + wonted
Related formsun·wont·ed·ly, adverbun·wont·ed·ness, noun
Can be confusedunwanted unwonted
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out of the ordinary; unusual
(usually foll by to) archaic unaccustomed; unused
Derived Formsunwontedly, adverbunwontedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unwonted

"not usual," 1550s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of wont.

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