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ab·nor·mal

 (ăb-nôr′məl)
adj.
Not typical, usual, or regular; not normal; deviant.

[Alteration (influenced by ab-) of obsolete anormal, from Medieval Latin anormālis, blend of Late Latin abnormis (Latin ab-, away from; see ab-1 + Latin norma, rule; see gnō- in Indo-European roots) and anōmalus; see anomalous.]

ab·nor′mal·ly adv.

abnormal

(æbˈnɔːməl)
adj
1. not normal; deviating from the usual or typical; extraordinary
2. informal odd in behaviour or appearance; strange
[C19: ab-1 + normal, replacing earlier anormal from Medieval Latin anormalus, a blend of Late Latin anōmalus anomalous + Latin abnormis departing from a rule]
abˈnormally adv

ab•nor•mal

(æbˈnɔr məl)

adj.
not normal, average, typical, or usual.
[1850–55]
ab•nor′mal•ly, adv.
ab•nor′mal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abnormal - not normalabnormal - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
normal - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
2.abnormal - departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and developmentabnormal - departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
normal - being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development; "a perfectly normal child"; "of normal intelligence"; "the most normal person I've ever met"
3.abnormal - much greater than the normalabnormal - much greater than the normal; "abnormal profits"; "abnormal ambition"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

abnormal

abnormal

adjective
Translations
شَاذْ، غَيْر طَبِيعِيغَيْرُ طَبِيعِيّ
abnormální
unormal
epänormaalipoikkeava
abnormalan
rendellenes
afbrigîilegur
異常な
비정상적인
nenormaliainenormalumasnenormalus
nenormāls
abnormálny
onormalabnorm
ผิดปรกติ
không bình thường

abnormal

[æbˈnɔːməl] ADJanormal; [shape] → irregular

abnormal

[æbˈnɔːrməl] adj [cell, heart rate, bleeding] → anormal(e); [situation, behaviour] → anormal(e); [conditions] → exceptionnel(le)

abnormal

adjanormal; (= deviant, Med) → abnorm; abnormal psychologyPsychologie fdes Abnormen

abnormal

[æbˈnɔːml] adjanormale

abnormal

(ӕbˈnoːməl) adjective
not normal. His behaviour is abnormal for a child of his age.
abnorˈmality (-ˈmӕ-) noun
abˈnormally adverb

abnormal

غَيْرُ طَبِيعِيّ abnormální unormal abnormal αφύσικος anormal epänormaali anormal abnormalan anomalo 異常な 비정상적인 abnormaal unormal nienormalny anormal патологический onormal ผิดปรกติ anormal không bình thường 异常

ab·nor·mal

a. anormal, anómalo-a; disforme, irregular;
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abnormal

adj anormal
References in classic literature ?
Either it was one of those up-quivering flashes of the spirit, to which minds in an abnormal state are liable, or else the artist had subtly touched some chord that made musical vibration.
By dint of superhuman effort, and putting such a seal upon their lips as never mortals put before, the two girls succeeded in keeping their wonderful news to themselves; although it was obvious to all beholders that they were in an extraordinary and abnormal state of mind.
Whereas, in this historic narrative, everything else will be normally explained, however abnormal the course of events may seem, I can not give the reader expressly to understand what the Persian meant by the words, "It is some one much worse than that
Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me--something seizing, surprising and revolting-- this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man's nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
The opportunities of acquiring an abnormal thirst had been here limited.
I noticed then the abnormal shortness of their legs, and their lank, clumsy feet.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment
Similarly those abnormal psychic states which are not inborn, but arise from the concomitance of certain other elements, and are difficult to remove, or altogether permanent, are called qualities, for in virtue of them men are said to be such and such.
Shortly after this last occurrence--I think the very next day--I began to be aware of a phase in my abnormal sensibility, to which, from the languid and slight nature of my intercourse with others since my illness, I had not been alive before.
His endeavors to arouse me from the condition of abnormal gloom into which I had fallen, were frustrated, in great measure, by certain volumes which I had found in his library.
Lansing struck Vogelstein, even after he had made all allowance for the abnormal homogeneity of the American mass, as really considerable.
This brings us to another point, more difficult to accept and understand than any other requiring belief in a base not usually accepted, or indeed entered on--whether such abnormal growths could have ever changed in their nature.