abnormous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abnormis, from ab- + norma (rule), +‎ -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]
    • (Can we date this quote?) State Trials:
      A character of a more abnormous cast than his equally suspected coadjutor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “abnormous” 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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.