unusual

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  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈjuːʒuəl/, /ʌnˈjuːʒəl/
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unusual (comparative more unusual, superlative most unusual)

  1. Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.
    His behavior was unusual in that it was considered childish for a man of his age.
  2. Not usual.

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