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abnorm(al) +‎ -ity, from Late Latin abnormitas, from Latin abnormis (irregular, abnormal), from ab + norm (rule, pattern). See also abnormous.


  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈnɔɹ.mɪ.ti/
  • (file)


abnormity (countable and uncountable, plural abnormities)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of abnormality [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
    • 1893, Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, Real Folks:
      Why do critics—some of them—make such short, smart work,—such cheerful, confident despatch, nowadays, of a story with religion in it, as if it were an abnormity,—a thing with sentence of death in itself, like a calf born with two heads,—that needs not their trouble, save to name it as it is?
    • 2017, Xinhua News, China says launch of Long March-5 Y2 "unsuccessful":
      Abnormity was detected during the flight of the rocket, which blasted off at 7:23 p.m. Sunday from Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern province of Hainan.
  2. A monstrosity [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 “abnormity”, in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 6.