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Definition of "unwonted" []

  • Not habitual or ordinary; unusual: "Her unwonted breach of delicacy . . . perplexed him” ( George Meredith). (adjective)
  • Not accustomed; unused. (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.

Use "unwonted" in a sentence
  • "Then, with the waywardness of action which thought and feeling often take in unwonted situations, she began to wonder whether it could be right to be there – not only for her, but for anybody."
  • "He recalled the unwonted agitation of Captain Vere and his excited exclamations so at variance with his normal manner."
  • "Tertullian seems to have often found it necessary to coin unwonted forms of expression, or rather to invent an ecclesiastical nomenclature."