adjective \(ˌ)ab-ˈnr-məl, əb-\

: different from what is normal or average : unusual especially in a way that causes problems

Full Definition of ABNORMAL

:  deviating from the normal or average :  unusual, exceptional <abnormal behavior>
ab·nor·mal·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of ABNORMAL

  1. The results of the blood test were abnormal.
  2. <a completely abnormal school day, because half of the kids were out sick>

Origin of ABNORMAL

alteration of French anormal, from Medieval Latin anormalis, from Latin a- + Late Latin normalis normal
First Known Use: 1817

Rhymes with ABNORMAL



Definition of ABNORMAL

:  an abnormal person

First Known Use of ABNORMAL



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