abnormous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abnormis, from ab- + norma (rule), combined with -ous. For more, see normal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæbˌnɔɹ.məs/, /əbˈnɔɹ.məs/

Adjective[edit]

abnormous (comparative more abnormous, superlative most abnormous)

  1. (archaic) Abnormal; irregular; misshapen. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
    • A character of a more abnormous cast than his equally suspected coadjutor. - State Trials

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6