[uhn-wawn-tid, -wohn-, -wuhn-]
- not customary or usual; rare: unwonted kindness.
- Archaic. unaccustomed or unused.
Origin of unwonted
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Examples from the Web for unwonted
The village hotel throbbed with the pressure of unwonted business.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
But the rest of the men slept heavily, seizing the unwonted chance.
In an unwonted mood of expansion he turned to Mali-ya-bwana.
There was a burgeoning within him of strange feelings and unwonted impulses.White Fang
(p. 183) As for the fact itself, it is neither new nor unwonted.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
- out of the ordinary; unusual
- (usually foll by to) archaic unaccustomed; unused
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Word Origin and History for unwonted
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