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Definition of "uncommon" []

  • Not common; rare. (adjective)
  • Wonderful; remarkable. (adjective)
  • Outside or beyond normal experience, conditions, etc; unusual (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In excess of what is normal (adjective)

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Use "uncommon" in a sentence
  • ""Now, this is what I call uncommon jolly," said Captain Bunting, sitting down on his saddle before the cheerful blaze, rubbing his hands, and gazing round, with a smile of the utmost benignity on his broad, hairy countenance."
  • ""That right there is what we call uncommon valor," Myer said."
  • "Not uncommon from the ideologically interested pews of academe."