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unwonted

[ uhn-wawn-tid, -wohn-, -wuhn- ]
/ ʌnˈwɔn tɪd, -ˈwoʊn-, -ˈwʌn- /
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Definition of unwonted

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

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + wonted

OTHER WORDS FROM unwonted

un·wont·ed·ly, adverbun·wont·ed·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unwonted

unwanted, unwonted
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British Dictionary definitions for unwonted

unwonted
/ (ʌnˈwəʊntɪd) /

adjective
out of the ordinary; unusual
(usually foll by to) archaic unaccustomed; unused

Derived forms of unwonted

unwontedly, adverbunwontedness, noun
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