Definition of uncharacteristic
: not characteristic : not typical or distinctive uncharacteristic outbursts of temper
uncharacteristicallyplay \ˌən-ˌker-ik-tə-ˈri-sti-k(ə-)lē, -ˌka-rik-\ adverb
Examples of uncharacteristic in a Sentence
It was an uncharacteristic outburst of temper.
Her uncharacteristic silence bothered me.
Recent Examples of uncharacteristic from the Web
But even if uncharacteristic, the fair was a coming out for a new Canada.
The Trojans are coming off an uncharacteristic 6-6 season, which ended with a loss to Danville in the sectional championship.
In an uncharacteristic move in the year-old Rhoden family massacre, the Ohio Attorney General and Pike County Sheriff are asking anyone with information about a Peebles-area family to contact them.
MAY 2016: PERRY’S TWITTER ACCOUNT IS HACKED Perry’s 89 million Twitter followers saw a number of uncharacteristic tweets after her Twitter account was hacked just this week.
Benjamin Robson Dickinson also exhibited uncharacteristic goofiness (at least for a metal show of its caliber).
Her homer held up until the top of the fourth inning as the Blue Devils' combination of fielding errors and uncharacteristic quiet hitting resulted in a 5-2 loss.
The first game of the regional against Texas Southern saw LSU commit an uncharacteristic five errors and had overall sloppy play that just hadn't been seen in the Tigers current 14-game winning streak.
Although the New Zealand crew fought back, a couple of uncharacteristic errors prevented them from catching Spithill’s 50-foot foiling catamaran, which finished 29 seconds ahead.
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UNCHARACTERISTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uncharacteristic for English Language Learners
: not typical or usual : not characteristic
UNCHARACTERISTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of uncharacteristic for Students
: not typical or characteristic an uncharacteristic outburst of temper
uncharacteristically\-sti-klē, -kə-lē\ adverb She was uncharacteristically quiet.
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