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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
UNCHARACTERISTICALLY Defined for Kids

uncharacteristic

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

Definition of UNCHARACTERISTIC for Kids

:  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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