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un·com·mon

 (ŭn-kŏm′ən)
adj. un·com·mon·er, un·com·mon·est
1. Not common; rare.
2. Wonderful; remarkable.

un·com′mon·ly adv.
un·com′mon·ness n.

uncommon

(ʌnˈkɒmən)
adj
1. outside or beyond normal experience, conditions, etc; unusual
2. in excess of what is normal: an uncommon liking for honey.
adv
an archaic word for uncommonly2
unˈcommonness n

un•com•mon

(ʌnˈkɒm ən)

adj. , -er, -est.
1. not common; unusual; rare.
2. more than the usual in amount or degree.
3. exceptional.
[1540–50]
un•com′mon•ly, adv.
un•com′mon•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncommon - not common or ordinarily encountereduncommon - 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"
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"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
2.uncommon - marked by an uncommon qualityuncommon - marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
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

uncommon

adjective
1. Rarely occurring or appearing:
2. Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
غَيْر مألوف، غَيْر شائِع
vzácný
ualmindelig
sjaldgæfur, óvenjulegur
neparastsrets
redek
alışılmamışender

uncommon

[ʌnˈkɒmən]
A. ADJ
1. (= unusual) → poco común, nada frecuente
2. (= outstanding) → insólito, extraordinario
B. ADV (o.f.) → sumamente, extraordinariamente

uncommon

[ʌnˈkɒmən] adj
(= rare) → rare, peu commun(e)
to be not uncommon → n'être pas rare
Frost and snow are not uncommon during these months → Gelées et neige ne sont pas rares durant ces mois-là.
(= great) [beauty, ability, interest] → peu commun(e), hors du commun

uncommon

adj
(= unusual)ungewöhnlich; it is not uncommon for her to be latees ist nichts Ungewöhnliches, dass sie zu spät kommt; a not uncommon occurrenceeine häufige Erscheinung; a not uncommon problem/sightein nicht ganz ungewöhnliches Problem/ungewöhnlicher Anblick
(= outstanding)außergewöhnlich

uncommon

[ʌnˈkɒmən] adj
a. (unusual) → insolito/a; (rare) → non comune, raro/a
it's not uncommon that → non è raro che + sub
b. (outstanding) → fuori dal comune

uncommon

(anˈkomən) adjective
rare; unusual. This type of animal is becoming very uncommon.
unˈcommonly adverb
very; unusually. an uncommonly clever person.

uncommon

a. poco común, excepcional; raro-a, extraño-a.

uncommon

adj poco común
References in classic literature ?
Meg, in the other boat, was delightfully situated, face to face with the rowers, who both admired the prospect and feathered their oars with uncommon `skill and dexterity'.
Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life.
Small as it was, this uncommon engine had excited the curiosity of most of the Europeans in the camp, though several of the provincials were seen to handle it, not only without fear, but with the utmost familiarity.
Men of uncommon intellect, who have grown morbid, possess this occasional power of mighty effort, into which they throw the life of many days and then are lifeless for as many more.
The fireflies, too, which sparkled most vividly in the darkest places, now and then startled him, as one of uncommon brightness would stream across his path; and if, by chance, a huge blockhead of a beetle came winging his blundering flight against him, the poor varlet was ready to give up the ghost, with the idea that he was struck with a witch's token.
seated on the transom was what seemed to me a most uncommon and surprising figure.
If the only whales that thus sank were old, meagre, and broken-hearted creatures, their pads of lard diminished and all their bones heavy and rheumatic; then you might with some reason assert that this sinking is caused by an uncommon specific gravity in the fish so sinking, consequent upon this absence of buoyant matter in him.
Well, sir, I bean't much of a horseman, but I'd risk my neck for the Lady Anne; she was uncommon good to my wife in the winter.
Why, the fact is, Haley, Tom is an uncommon fellow; he is certainly worth that sum anywhere,--steady, honest, capable, manages my whole farm like a clock.
They ruined an uncommon good old cross-cut saw for me, and broke the saw-buck, too, but I let it pass.
They judged it was him, anyway; said this drownded man was just his size, and was ragged, and had uncommon long hair, which was all like pap; but they couldn't make nothing out of the face, be- cause it had been in the water so long it warn't much like a face at all.
He had heard several distant gunshots, but that sort of thing was not uncommon, and they had made no impression upon him.