uncharacteristic

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adjective un·char·ac·ter·is·tic \ˌən-ˌker-ik-tə-ˈri-stik, -ˌka-rik-\

Definition of uncharacteristic

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

uncharacteristically

play \ˌən-ˌker-ik-tə-ˈri-sti-k(ə-)lē, -ˌka-rik-\ adverb

Examples of uncharacteristic in a sentence

  1. It was an uncharacteristic outburst of temper.

  2. Her uncharacteristic silence bothered me.

1748

First Known Use of uncharacteristic

1748


UNCHARACTERISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

uncharacteristic

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adjective un·char·ac·ter·is·tic \ˌən-ˌker-ik-tə-ˈri-stik, -ˌka-rik-\

Definition of uncharacteristic for English Language Learners

  • : not typical or usual : not characteristic


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 for Students

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

uncharacteristically

\-sti-klē, -kə-lē\ adverb She was uncharacteristically quiet.

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