uncharacteristic


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un·char·ac·ter·is·tic

 (ŭn′kăr-ək-tə-rĭs′tĭk)
adj.
Unusual or atypical: an uncharacteristic display of anger.

un′char·ac·ter·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

uncharacteristic

(ˌʌnkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk)
adj
not typical or usual

un•char•ac•ter•is•tic

(ˌʌn kær ək təˈrɪs tɪk)
adj.
not characteristic; not typical; unusual.
[1750–55]
un`char•ac•ter•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncharacteristic - distinctive and not typical; "a book uncharacteristic of its author"
atypical, untypical - not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children"
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

uncharacteristic

adjective unusual, atypical, uncommon, out of the ordinary, unrepresentative an uncharacteristic lack of modesty
Translations

uncharacteristic

[ˌʌnkæræktəˈrɪstɪk] ADJ [hostility, politeness etc] → inusitado, nada típico
to be uncharacteristic of sthser inusitado en algo
to be uncharacteristic of sbno ser propio de algn
it's very uncharacteristic of herno es nada propio de ella

uncharacteristic

[ˌʌnkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk] adjcontraire à ses habitudes
It was uncharacteristic of her father to disappear like this → C'était contraire aux habitudes de son père de disparaître ainsi.
an uncharacteristic lack of modesty → un manque de pudeur contraire à ses habitudes

uncharacteristic

adjuncharakteristisch, untypisch (of für); such rudeness is uncharacteristic of himes ist gar nicht seine Art, so unhöflich zu sein; with uncharacteristic enthusiasm/modestymit (für ihn/sie etc) völlig untypischer Begeisterung/Bescheidenheit

uncharacteristic

[ʌnˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk] adj (generosity, behaviour) → insolito/a
that's uncharacteristic of him → non è (una cosa) da lui
References in classic literature ?
So strange and uncharacteristic was Tom's conduct that people noticed it, and turned to look after him when he passed on; and when he glanced back--as he could not help doing, in spite of his best resistance--and caught that puzzled expression in a person's face, it gave him a sick feeling, and he took himself out of view as quickly as he could.
She has noticed already that Julian is paler than usual, and that there is something in his manner at once uneasy and subdued--highly uncharacteristic of him at other times.
Miss Halcombe, after once or twice hesitating and checking herself, in a most uncharacteristic manner, spoke at last.
It was very uncharacteristic of me and that is why I wanted to meet the chap himself.
23 these mothers shed their original identity and take "on an uncharacteristic, assertive, decidedly non-feminine one, instead.
The Kellogg Company, on June 25, recalled 28 million boxes of those cereals "due to an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package," according to the recall notice.
Her worried parents have described her uncharacteristic disappearance as their "worst nightmare".
While disappointing last time out at this track, he was later reported to have coughed and can be forgiven that uncharacteristic performance.
HOCKEY captain Ben Hawes believes Great Britain's opening 4-2 victory over Pakistan will give them the confidence to play with uncharacteristic freedom against Holland tomorrow.
HOCKEY: Captain Ben Hawes believes Great Britain's opening 4-2 victory over Pakistan will give them the confidence to play with uncharacteristic freedom against Holland tomorrow.
He said: "We made two uncharacteristic mistakes in that game.
And the RFU showed an uncharacteristic, and probably unintentional, outbreak of humour by having the disciplinary panel chaired by .