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uncharacteristic

adjective un·char·ac·ter·is·tic \ˌən-ˌka-rik-tə-ˈris-tik\

: not typical or usual : not characteristic

Full Definition of UNCHARACTERISTIC

:  not characteristic :  not typical or distinctive <uncharacteristic outbursts of temper>
un·char·ac·ter·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of UNCHARACTERISTIC

  1. It was an uncharacteristic outburst of temper.
  2. Her uncharacteristic silence bothered me.

First Known Use of UNCHARACTERISTIC

1748

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