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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. (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials
    "an ambassador extraordinary"
     
  3. Far more than usual or expected
    "an extraordinary desire for approval";
    - over-the-top, sinful

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, right, singular, some, special, superior, surpassing, terrible, terrific, tremendous, uncanny, uncommon, uncomparable, unusual, wonderful, wonderworking, wondrous

Antonym: ordinary

Encyclopedia: Extraordinary