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Adjective: extraordinary  ik'stror-du,ne-ree [N. Amer], ik'stro-d(i)n(u-)-ree or ik'stro-du,ne-ree [Brit]
  1. 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"
     
  2. Far more than usual or expected
    "an extraordinary desire for approval";
    - over-the-top, sinful
     
  3. (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
    "an ambassador extraordinary"

See also: awful, bonzer [Austral, NZ], exceeding, exceptional, extraordinaire, fantastic, frightful, grand, great, heavenly, howling, immoderate, impressive, incomparable, magnificent, marvellous [Brit, Cdn], marvelous [US], mundaneness, mundanity, olympian, one, ordinariness, phenomenal, preternatural, prodigious, pyrotechnic, rare, rattling, remarkable, singular, some, special, superior, surpassing, terrible, terrific, tremendous, uncanny, uncommon, uncomparable, unusual, wonderful, wonderworking, wondrous

Antonym: ordinary

Encyclopedia: Extraordinary