unwonted


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un·wont·ed

 (ŭn-wôn′tĭd, -wōn′-, -wŭn′-)
adj.
Not usual or accustomed: "Her unwonted breach of delicacy ... perplexed him" (George Meredith).

un·wont′ed·ly adv.
un·wont′ed·ness n.

unwonted

(ʌnˈwəʊntɪd) or

unwont

adj
1. out of the ordinary; unusual
2. (usually foll by to) archaic unaccustomed; unused
unˈwontedly adv
unˈwontedness n

un•wont•ed

(ʌnˈwɔn tɪd, -ˈwoʊn-, -ˈwʌn-)

adj.
not customary, habitual, or usual; rare.
[1545–55]
un•wont′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwonted - out of the ordinaryunwonted - out of the ordinary; "an unwonted softness in her face"
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"

unwonted

unwonted

adjective
Not usual or ordinary:
Slang: offbeat.
Translations

unwonted

[ʌnˈwəʊntɪd] ADJinsólito, inusitado

unwonted

adjungewohnt

unwonted

[ʌnˈwəʊntɪd] adj (frm) → inconsueto/a
References in classic literature ?
A quick conception of all that this accusation meant for her nerved her with unwonted courage to deny it.
The unwonted cry had brought the sisters, together with the wounded David, from their place of refuge; and the whole party, at a single glance, was made acquainted with the nature of the disaster that had disturbed even the practiced stoicism of their youthful Indian protector.
The next moment, without any visible cause for the change, her unwonted joy shrank back, appalled, as it were, and clothed itself in mourning; or it ran and hid itself, so to speak, in the dungeon of her heart, where it had long lain chained, while a cold, spectral sorrow took the place of the imprisoned joy, that was afraid to be enfranchised, --a sorrow as black as that was bright.
Little Pearl's unwonted mood of sentiment lasted no longer;she laughed, and went capering down the hall so airily, that old Mr.
for though it was a most unwonted hour, yet so impressive was the cry, and so deliriously exciting, that almost every soul on board instinctively desired a lowering.
It was thus with the Pequod's; at almost every shock the helmsman had not failed to notice the whirling velocity with which they revolved upon the cards; it is a sight that hardly any one can behold without some sort of unwonted emotion.
That winter he would have a hard time, on account of his arm, and because of an unwonted fit of activity of the police; but so long as he was unknown to them he would be safe if he were careful.
A thousand times a day rough voices blessed her, and smiles of unwonted softness stole over hard faces, as she passed; and when she tripped fearlessly over dangerous places, rough, sooty hands were stretched involuntarily out to save her, and smooth her path.
Abbot, too, was sewing in another room, and Bessie, as she moved hither and thither, putting away toys and arranging drawers, addressed to me every now and then a word of unwonted kindness.
With Hareton the resemblance is carried farther: it is singular at all times, THEN it was particularly striking; because his senses were alert, and his mental faculties wakened to unwonted activity.
From the streets beyond the high wall and the strong gate, there came the usual night hum of the city, with now and then an indescribable ring in it, weird and unearthly, as if some unwonted sounds of a terrible nature were going up to Heaven.
Wickfield glanced towards her, sitting at the tea table by Agnes, she seemed to me to avoid his look with such unwonted hesitation and timidity, that his attention became fixed upon her, as if something were suggested to his thoughts.