adjective \ˌən-ˈkä-mən\

: not often found, seen, or experienced

: not ordinary : remarkable or exceptional

Full Definition of UNCOMMON

:  not ordinarily encountered :  unusual <an uncommon plant>
:  remarkable, exceptional <a soldier of uncommon courage>
un·com·mon·ly adverb
un·com·mon·ness \-mən-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNCOMMON

  1. It is not uncommon for people to become depressed after they retire.
  2. an athlete with uncommon ability
  3. a soldier of uncommon courage
  4. She is an uncommon woman.

First Known Use of UNCOMMON

circa 1576


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