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.
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unwonted

(ʌnˈwəʊntɪd) or

unwont

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

(ʌnˈwɔn tɪd, -ˈwoʊn-, -ˈwʌn-)

adj.
not customary, habitual, or usual; rare.
[1545–55]
un•wont′ed•ly, adv.
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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"
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unwonted

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unwonted

adjective
Not usual or ordinary:
Slang: offbeat.
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Translations

unwonted

[ʌnˈwəʊntɪd] ADJinsólito, inusitado
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unwonted

adjungewohnt
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unwonted

[ʌnˈwəʊntɪd] adj (frm) → inconsueto/a
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References in classic literature ?
Welland imparted, blanched and demolished by the unwonted obligation of having at last to fix her eyes on the unpleasant and the discreditable.
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes at his command.
The adventure began with David's coming to me at the unwonted hour of six P.M., carrying what looked like a packet of sandwiches, but proved to be his requisites for the night done up in a neat paper parcel.
There being nobody by, however, but a pauper old woman, who was rendered rather misty by an unwonted allowance of beer; and a parish surgeon who did such matters by contract; Oliver and Nature fought out the point between them.
To be sure, it was an unwonted performance: but he had learned to trust in men he knew, and to give them credit for a wisdom that outreached his own.
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.
As soon as he was warm he began to think it would be a long while to wait till after supper before he drew out his guineas, and it would be pleasant to see them on the table before him as he ate his unwonted feast.
There was an unwonted light in his eyes, and a slight trembling of his lips.
"Verily," replied the Pharisee; "let us hasten: for this generosity in the heathen is unwonted; and fickle-mindedness has ever been an attribute of the worshippers of Baal."
The flies in the kitchen were lazy, teasing, and familiar, crawling about in the unwonted places, on the floors, into drawers, and over the backs of the milkmaids' hands.
He proceeded with unwonted stealth, for Kulonga had taught him great respect for the little sharp splinters of wood which dealt death so swiftly and unerringly.