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Adjective: uncommon  ,ún'kó-mun
  1. 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"
     
  2. Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    "an uncommon sense of humour"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree";
    - rare
Adverb: uncommon  ,ún'kó-mun
Usage: archaic
  1. To a remarkable degree or extent
    - unusually, remarkably, outstandingly, unco [UK, dialect]

See also: commonness, commonplaceness, especial, everydayness, exceptional, extraordinary, particular, rare, red carpet, red-carpet, special, unusual, unwonted

Antonym: common

Encyclopedia: Uncommon