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ex·traor·di·nar·y

 (ĭk-strôr′dn-ĕr′ē, ĕk′strə-ôr′-)
adj.
1. Beyond what is ordinary or usual: extraordinary authority.
2. Highly exceptional; remarkable: an extraordinary achievement.
3. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion: a minister extraordinary; an extraordinary professor.

[Middle English extraordinarie, from Latin extraōrdinārius : extrā, outside; see extra- + ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see order.]

ex·traor′di·nar′i·ly (-dn-âr′ə-lē) adv.

extraordinary

(ɪkˈstrɔːdənrɪ; -dənərɪ)
adj
1. very unusual, remarkable, or surprising
2. not in an established manner, course, or order
3. employed for particular events or purposes
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (usually postpositive) (of an official, etc) additional or subordinate to the usual one: a minister extraordinary.
[C15: from Latin extraordinārius beyond what is usual; see ordinary]
exˈtraordinarily adv
exˈtraordinariness n

ex•traor•di•nar•y

(ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-)

adj.
1. being beyond what is usual, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
2. exceptional to a high degree; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed.
3. having a special, often temporary task or responsibility: minister extraordinary.
4. held for a special purpose: an extraordinary meeting.
[1425–75; extraordinarie < Latin extrāordinārius. See extra-, ordinary]
ex•traor`di•nar′i•ly, adv.
ex•traor′di•nar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
2.extraordinary - far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
3.extraordinary - (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; "an ambassador extraordinary"
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

extraordinary

adjective
1. remarkable, special, wonderful, outstanding, rare, amazing, fantastic, astonishing, marvellous, exceptional, notable, serious (informal), phenomenal, singular, wondrous (archaic or literary), out of this world (informal), extremely good He is an extraordinary musician.
remarkable ordinary, commonplace, unremarkable, unexceptional

extraordinary

adjective
Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
اِسْتِثْنَائِيّغَير عادي، رائِع، مُدْهِش
mimořádný
ekstraordinærusædvanlig
erikoislaatuinen
izvanredan
óvenjulegur, afbrigîilegur; furîulegur
異常な
비범한
neįprastaiypatingai
ārkārtējsneparasts
izredennenavaden
utomordentlig
ผิดธรรมดา
phi thường

extraordinary

[ɪksˈtrɔːdnrɪ] ADJ
1. (= exceptional) [courage, career, skill, person] → extraordinario
there's nothing extraordinary about thateso no tiene nada de extraordinario or increíble
2. (= strange) [tale, adventure, action] → increíble, insólito
it's an extraordinary buildinges un edificio increíble
I find it extraordinary that he hasn't repliedme parece increíble que no haya contestado
how extraordinary! (= strange) → ¡qué raro!, ¡qué extraño!; (= incredible) → ¡es increíble!
3. (frm) (= additional, special) [meeting, measure, powers] → extraordinario
extraordinary general meetingjunta f general extraordinaria
extraordinary meeting of shareholdersjunta f extraordinaria de accionistas
extraordinary reserve (Fin) → reserva f extraordinaria

extraordinary

[ɪkˈstrɔːrdənri] adj
(= exceptional) → extraordinaire
(= surprising) → étonnant(e), étrange
the extraordinary thing is that ... → le plus étrange c'est que ..., le plus étonnant c'est que ...
[meeting] → extraordinaire

extraordinary

adj
(= exceptional) person, career, qualityaußergewöhnlich; success, courage, skillaußerordentlich; (= unusual, strange) behaviour, appearance, dress, action, speechmerkwürdig, eigenartig; tale, adventureseltsam; (= amazing) insults, violenceerstaunlich; there’s nothing extraordinary about thatdaran ist nichts Ungewöhnliches; it’s extraordinary to think that …es ist (schon) eigenartig, wenn man denkt, dass …; what an extraordinary thing to say!wie kann man nur so etwas sagen!; it’s extraordinary how much he resembles his brotheres ist erstaunlich, wie sehr er seinem Bruder ähnelt
(Brit form: = special) measure, party, congressaußerordentlich; extraordinary meetingSondersitzung f

extraordinary

[ɪksˈtrɔːdnrɪ] adj (gen) → straordinario/a; (very strange) → strano/a
the extraordinary thing is that ... → la cosa strana è che...

extraordinary

(ikˈstroːdənəri) adjective
surprising; unusual. What an extraordinary thing to say!; She wears the most extraordinary clothes.
extraordinarily (ikˈstroːdənərəli) , ((American) ikstro:rdəˈnerəli) adverb

extraordinary

اِسْتِثْنَائِيّ mimořádný ekstraordinær außerordentlich έκτακτος extraordinario erikoislaatuinen extraordinaire izvanredan straordinario 異常な 비범한 buitengewoon usedvanlig nadzwyczajny extraordinário выдающийся utomordentlig ผิดธรรมดา olağanüstü phi thường 非凡的
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Tom King was forced to take extraordinary long strides to keep pace with the little man.
He was apparently equally unconscious of anything extraordinary in the situation.
His legs and thighs were thin, nearly to emaciation, but of extraordinary length; and his knees would have been considered tremendous, had they not been outdone by the broader foundations on which this false superstructure of blended human orders was so profanely reared.
Tell me, have YOU noticed this extraordinary attention of Mr.
To such an unwonted remoteness, however, had his spirit now withdrawn into itself that he stirred not in his chair when old Roger Chillingworth, without any extraordinary precaution, came into the room.
The large, impressive room, one of the best in the house, the great state bed, as I almost felt it, the full, figured draperies, the long glasses in which, for the first time, I could see myself from head to foot, all struck me--like the extraordinary charm of my small charge--as so many things thrown in.
However, I had never been in the South Seas; and perhaps the sun there produced these extraordinary effects upon the skin.
It may be but an idle whim, but it has always seemed to me, that the extraordinary vacillations of movement displayed by some whales when beset by three or four boats; the timidity and liability to queer frights, so common to such whales;
One day during this summer the groom cleaned and dressed me with such extraordinary care that I thought some new change must be at hand; he trimmed my fetlocks and legs, passed the tarbrush over my hoofs, and even parted my forelock.
To find that he had been making it in the delicatessen business was an extraordinary piece of good fortune at this juncture; though it was well on in the morning, they had not breakfasted, and the children were beginning to whimper.
As to the propriety of this extraordinary outlay, the public mind was divided,--some affirming that it was well enough, all things considered, for once in one's life, and others stoutly affirming that the money had better have been sent to the missionaries; but all parties agreed that there had been no such parasol seen in those parts as had been sent on from New York, and that she had one silk dress that might fairly be trusted to stand alone, whatever might be said of its mistress.
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.

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