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un·u·su·al

 (ŭn-yo͞o′zho͞o-əl)
adj.
Not usual, common, or ordinary.

un·u′su·al·ly adv.
un·u′su·al·ness n.

unusual

(ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl)
adj
out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinary: an unusual design.
unˈusually adv
unˈusualness n

un•u•su•al

(ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl)

adj.
not usual or ordinary; uncommon.
[1575–85]
un•u′su•al•ly, adv.
un•u′su•al•ness, n.

strange

unusual
1. 'strange'

You use strange to say that something is unfamiliar or unexpected in a way that makes you puzzled, uneasy, or afraid.

The strange thing was that she didn't remember anything about the evening.
It was strange to hear her voice again.
2. 'unusual'

If you just want to say that something is not common, you use unusual, not 'strange'.

He had an unusual name.
It is unusual for such a small hotel to have a restaurant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unusual - not usual or common or ordinaryunusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
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"
usual - occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"
2.unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpectedunusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
3.unusual - not commonly encounteredunusual - not commonly encountered; "two-career families are no longer unusual"
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

unusual

adjective
1. Rarely occurring or appearing:
2. Not usual or ordinary:
Slang: offbeat.
4. Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
غَيْر عاديغَيْرُ عَادِيّ
neobvyklý
usædvanlig
epätavallinen
neobičan
óvenjulegur
普通でない
유별난
neierastsneparasts
nenavaden
ovanlig
ผิดปรกติ
alışılmadıkgörülmedikolağandışı
khác thường

unusual

[ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] ADJ
1. (= uncommon) [sight, circumstances, name] → poco común, poco corriente; [amount, number] → fuera de lo normal, fuera de lo corriente
the case has received an unusual amount of publicityel caso ha recibido una cantidad de publicidad fuera de lo normal or lo corriente
here are some unusual gift ideasaquí tiene unas ideas para regalos poco corrientes or que salen de lo corriente
I didn't feel hungry, which was unusual for meno me sentía con hambre, lo cual era raro en mí
it's unusual for him to be lateno suele llegar tarde
it's not unusual to see snow in June hereno es raro ver nieve aquí en junio
there's nothing unusual in thatno hay nada de raro or extraordinario en ello
2. (= odd) → raro, extraño
don't you find it unusual that he never tells you where he's been?¿no te parece raro or extraño que nunca te diga dónde ha estado?
3. (= exceptional) → excepcional, poco común or corriente
a man of unusual intelligenceun hombre de inteligencia excepcional, un hombre de una inteligencia poco común or corriente

unusual

[ʌnˈjuːʒuəl] adj [shape, colour, name, gift, dress, circumstances, sight, place, combination] → peu commun(e); [plant, flower] → rare; [person] → peu commun(e)
nothing unusual → rien d'anormal
it's unusual to ... → il est rare de ...
It's unusual to get snow at this time of year → Il est rare qu'il neige à cette époque de l'année.

unusual

adj (= uncommon)ungewöhnlich; (= exceptional)außergewöhnlich; it’s unusual for him to be lateer kommt normalerweise nicht zu spät; that’s unusual for himdas ist sonst nicht seine Art; that’s not unusual for himdas wundert mich überhaupt nicht; it is unusual to see thisdas ist ein ungewöhnlicher Anblick; nothing unusualnichts Außergewöhnliches; there is something unusual about thises hat etwas Ungewöhnliches an sich; how unusual!das kommt selten vor; (iro)welch Wunder!; how do you like my new hat? — well, it’s unusualwie gefällt Ihnen mein neuer Hut? — na, es ist mal was anderes

unusual

[ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] adj (uncommon) → insolito/a; (exceptional, event, talent) → non comune, raro/a
it's unusual for him to be late → è strano che arrivi in ritardo
that's unusual for her → che strano, non è da lei
isn't it unusual! → che originale!

unusual

(anˈjuːʒuəl) adjective
not usual; rare; uncommon. It is unusual for him to arrive late; He has an unusual job.
unˈusually adverb
She is unusually cheerful today.

unusual

غَيْرُ عَادِيّ neobvyklý usædvanlig ungewöhnlich ασυνήθιστος inusual epätavallinen inhabituel neobičan insolito 普通でない 유별난 ongewoon uvanlig niezwykły incomum необычный ovanlig ผิดปรกติ alışılmadık khác thường 不寻常的

unusual

adj inusual, raro, extraño
References in classic literature ?
It was on the tip of Jo's tongue to ask, but she checked herself in time and, with unusual tact, tried to find out in a round-about way.
It was in the late fall of an unusual year on the Bentley farms.
She was then fifty-five years old, a strong woman, of unusual endurance.
An unusual number of husbands, fathers, and friends had come down to stay over Sunday; and they were being suitably entertained by their families, with the material help of Madame Lebrun.
The deepest sounds of the retiring and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
At the first glance, Phoebe saw an elderly personage, in an old-fashioned dressing-gown of faded damask, and wearing his gray or almost white hair of an unusual length.
There is the little domestic scenery of the well-known apartment; the chairs, with each its separate individuality; the centre-table, sustaining a work-basket, a volume or two, and an extinguished lamp; the sofa; the book-case; the picture on the wall -- all these details, so completely seen, are so spiritualised by the unusual light, that they seem to lose their actual substance, and become things of intellect.
I could only get on at all by taking "nature" into my confidence and my account, by treating my monstrous ordeal as a push in a direction unusual, of course, and unpleasant, but demanding, after all, for a fair front, only another turn of the screw of ordinary human virtue.
Nevertheless, a man like Queequeg you don't see every day, he and his ways were well worth unusual regarding.
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
It may be that the exceptional surroundings in which we found ourselves, in the midst of an incredible silence, impressed us to an unusual extent.
A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations; a finely-moulded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity; these features, with an inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten.