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uncharacteristic

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

Simple Definition of uncharacteristic

  • : not typical or usual : not characteristic

Full Definition of uncharacteristic

  1. :  not characteristic :  not typical or distinctive <uncharacteristic outbursts of temper>

un·char·ac·ter·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of uncharacteristic

  1. It was an uncharacteristic outburst of temper.

  2. Her uncharacteristic silence bothered me.



1748

First Known Use of uncharacteristic

1748


UNCHARACTERISTIC Defined for Kids

uncharacteristic

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adjective un·char·ac·ter·is·tic \ˌən-ˌker-ək-tə-ˈri-stik\

Definition of uncharacteristic

  1. :  not typical or characteristic <an uncharacteristic outburst of temper>

un·char·ac·ter·is·ti·cal·ly \-sti-klē, -kə-lē\ adverb <She was uncharacteristically quiet.>



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