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Uncommon - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Uncommon' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Uncommon [ a.]
- Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage.

Meaning of 'Uncommon' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . uncommon [ a]
Meaning (1):
- not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind
Example in sentence:
  • an uncommon liking for money;
  • doing an uncommon amount of business;
  • frost and floods are uncommon during these months;
  • he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability;
  • uncommon birds
2 . uncommon [ s]
Meaning (2):
- marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
Example in sentence:
  • a rare skill;
  • an uncommon sense of humor;
  • she was kind to an uncommon degree;
  • what is so rare as a day in June