uncommonness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uncommonness - extraordinariness as a consequence of being marked by an uncommon or superlative quality
extraordinariness - the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
2.uncommonness - extraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountereduncommonness - extraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountered
extraordinariness - the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
unusualness - uncommonness by virtue of being unusual
commonplaceness, everydayness, commonness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
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