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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 ?
Well, well, well," said the Ass, shaking his head; "I should think that any animal that is afraid of your voice and doesn't mind mine must have an uncommon kind of ear.
It is a family name," he remarked, "but I flattered myself that it was at least uncommon.
I was thinking," he said, "of the uncommon magnitude of that grass-hopper.
I am of your opinion; (said my Father) it certainly does appear to proceed from some uncommon violence exerted against our unoffending door.
Containing a few common matters, with a very uncommon observation upon them.
That is an uncommon advantage, and uncommon I hope it will continue, for it would be a great loss to ME to have many such acquaintances.
Because it is uncommon, and unprofiting, and beaming, and soft in lustre; it always bestoweth itself.
She is delicately fair, with fine grey eyes and dark eyelashes; and from her appearance one would not suppose her more than five and twenty, though she must in fact be ten years older, I was certainly not disposed to admire her, though always hearing she was beautiful; but I cannot help feeling that she possesses an uncommon union of symmetry, brilliancy, and grace.
He had, withal, the invalid's apathy and did not greatly concern himself about the uncommon fate that had been allotted to him.
The felicitous idea occurred to me a morning or two later when I woke, that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew.
Here he by no means diminished the impression he had just produced, for he ate hard eggs, shell and all, devoured gigantic prawns with the heads and tails on, chewed tobacco and water-cresses at the same time and with extraordinary greediness, drank boiling tea without winking, bit his fork and spoon till they bent again, and in short performed so many horrifying and uncommon acts that the women were nearly frightened out of their wits, and began to doubt if he were really a human creature.
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.