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ex·traor·di·nar·y

 (ĭk-strôr′dn-ĕr′ē, ĕk′strə-ôr′-)
adj.
1. Beyond what is ordinary or usual: extraordinary authority.
2. Highly exceptional; remarkable: an extraordinary achievement.
3. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion: a minister extraordinary; an extraordinary professor.

[Middle English extraordinarie, from Latin extraōrdinārius : extrā, outside; see extra- + ōrdō, ōrdin-, order; see order.]

ex·traor′di·nar′i·ly (-dn-âr′ə-lē) adv.

extraordinary

(ɪkˈstrɔːdənrɪ; -dənərɪ)
adj
1. very unusual, remarkable, or surprising
2. not in an established manner, course, or order
3. employed for particular events or purposes
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (usually postpositive) (of an official, etc) additional or subordinate to the usual one: a minister extraordinary.
[C15: from Latin extraordinārius beyond what is usual; see ordinary]
exˈtraordinarily adv
exˈtraordinariness n

ex•traor•di•nar•y

(ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-)

adj.
1. being beyond what is usual, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
2. exceptional to a high degree; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed.
3. having a special, often temporary task or responsibility: minister extraordinary.
4. held for a special purpose: an extraordinary meeting.
[1425–75; extraordinarie < Latin extrāordinārius. See extra-, ordinary]
ex•traor`di•nar′i•ly, adv.
ex•traor′di•nar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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 - 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"
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
2.extraordinary - far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
3.extraordinary - (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; "an ambassador extraordinary"
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

adjective
1. remarkable, special, wonderful, outstanding, rare, amazing, fantastic, astonishing, marvellous, exceptional, notable, serious (informal), phenomenal, singular, wondrous (archaic or literary), out of this world (informal), extremely good He is an extraordinary musician.
remarkable ordinary, commonplace, unremarkable, unexceptional

extraordinary

adjective
Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
اِسْتِثْنَائِيّغَير عادي، رائِع، مُدْهِش
mimořádný
ekstraordinærusædvanlig
erikoislaatuinen
izvanredan
óvenjulegur, afbrigîilegur; furîulegur
異常な
비범한
neįprastaiypatingai
ārkārtējsneparasts
izredennenavaden
utomordentlig
ผิดธรรมดา
phi thường

extraordinary

[ɪksˈtrɔːdnrɪ] ADJ
1. (= exceptional) [courage, career, skill, person] → extraordinario
there's nothing extraordinary about thateso no tiene nada de extraordinario or increíble
2. (= strange) [tale, adventure, action] → increíble, insólito
it's an extraordinary buildinges un edificio increíble
I find it extraordinary that he hasn't repliedme parece increíble que no haya contestado
how extraordinary! (= strange) → ¡qué raro!, ¡qué extraño!; (= incredible) → ¡es increíble!
3. (frm) (= additional, special) [meeting, measure, powers] → extraordinario
extraordinary general meetingjunta f general extraordinaria
extraordinary meeting of shareholdersjunta f extraordinaria de accionistas
extraordinary reserve (Fin) → reserva f extraordinaria

extraordinary

[ɪkˈstrɔːrdənri] adj
(= exceptional) → extraordinaire
(= surprising) → étonnant(e), étrange
the extraordinary thing is that ... → le plus étrange c'est que ..., le plus étonnant c'est que ...
[meeting] → extraordinaire

extraordinary

adj
(= exceptional) person, career, qualityaußergewöhnlich; success, courage, skillaußerordentlich; (= unusual, strange) behaviour, appearance, dress, action, speechmerkwürdig, eigenartig; tale, adventureseltsam; (= amazing) insults, violenceerstaunlich; there’s nothing extraordinary about thatdaran ist nichts Ungewöhnliches; it’s extraordinary to think that …es ist (schon) eigenartig, wenn man denkt, dass …; what an extraordinary thing to say!wie kann man nur so etwas sagen!; it’s extraordinary how much he resembles his brotheres ist erstaunlich, wie sehr er seinem Bruder ähnelt
(Brit form: = special) measure, party, congressaußerordentlich; extraordinary meetingSondersitzung f

extraordinary

[ɪksˈtrɔːdnrɪ] adj (gen) → straordinario/a; (very strange) → strano/a
the extraordinary thing is that ... → la cosa strana è che...

extraordinary

(ikˈstroːdənəri) adjective
surprising; unusual. What an extraordinary thing to say!; She wears the most extraordinary clothes.
extraordinarily (ikˈstroːdənərəli) , ((American) ikstro:rdəˈnerəli) adverb

extraordinary

اِسْتِثْنَائِيّ mimořádný ekstraordinær außerordentlich έκτακτος extraordinario erikoislaatuinen extraordinaire izvanredan straordinario 異常な 비범한 buitengewoon usedvanlig nadzwyczajny extraordinário выдающийся utomordentlig ผิดธรรมดา olağanüstü phi thường 非凡的
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Whenever Mrs Deborah had occasion to exert any extraordinary condescension to Mrs Bridget, and by that means had a little soured her natural disposition, it was usual with her to walk forth among these people, in order to refine her temper, by venting, and, as it were, purging off all ill humours; on which account she was by no means a welcome visitant: to say the truth, she was universally dreaded and hated by them all.
I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors, and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it.
That might be pardoned, sir, were it not for the extraordinary character of the expedient.
Well, we must sell it at five and a half if we can't get more," Levin decided the first question, which had always before seemed such a weighty one, with extraordinary facility on the spot.
If you're EXtraordinary you can't be ORdinary, can you?
A moment sufficed to convince her that something extraordinary had happened.
A part developed in any species in an extraordinary degree or manner, in comparison with the same part in allied species, tends to be highly variable.
I cannot pretend to offer a positive opinion until I know more of the particulars connected with this extraordinary business than I find communicated either in your letter or in your maid's.
That any bookseller should think it worth-while to purchase what he did not think it worth-while to publish seems extraordinary.
A FATHER had one son and one daughter, the former remarkable for his good looks, the latter for her extraordinary ugliness.
The extraordinary ferocity with which Razumihin received this "spontaneous" mirth gave the whole scene the appearance of most genuine fun and naturalness.
Such an extraordinary effect in unmanning me it had that I ran weeping silently as a child might do.

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