Definition of uncommon
- an uncommon plant
It is not uncommon for people to become depressed after they retire.
an athlete with uncommon ability
a soldier of uncommon courage
She is an uncommon woman.
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: not often found, seen, or experienced
: not ordinary : remarkable or exceptional
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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