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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 ?
That diction, on the other hand, is lofty and raised above the commonplace which employs unusual words.
The unusual I had in my mind was something of a very subtle sort: the unusual in marital relations.
Shortly afterwards the master came in, and looking round, saw that something unusual had taken place.
Nicholas noticed this, as he noticed every shade of Princess Mary's character with an observation unusual to him, and everything confirmed his conviction that she was a quite unusual and extraordinary being.
Owls are supposed to be so very wise, generally, that a foolish one is unusual, and you perhaps know that anything or anyone unusual is sure to be interesting to the wise.
When I entered my chamber I did not notice anything unusual there.
And they say (the starry choir And all the listening things) That Israfeli's fire Is owing to that lyre By which he sits and sings - The trembling living wire Of those unusual strings.
Well, here is "more about Dorothy," and about our old friends the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, and about the Cowardly Lion, and Ozma, and all the rest of them; and here, likewise, is a good deal about some new folks that are queer and unusual.
In this latter, where the pieces have different and bizarre motions, with various and variable values, what is only complex is mistaken (a not unusual error) for what is profound.
Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
On the third night, nothing unusual was heard or seen by the watch on deck.
He noticed on looking at this that the patient was described as a journalist: his name was Thorpe Athelny, an unusual one for a hospital patient, and his age was forty-eight.