un·​typ·​i·​cal ˌən-ˈti-pi-kəl How to pronounce untypical (audio)
: not typical : atypical
untypical behavior
an untypical burst of anger
an untypical example
untypically adverb
untypically calm conditions

Examples of untypical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to Consider The price is a bit high, but not untypical for a high-quality pair of boots. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 26 June 2023 The psychiatric staff at Children’s is used to treating the Washington region’s most severely affected kids, and these cases were not untypical of those the doctors and nurses on the inpatient unit had been seeing before the pandemic. Judith Warner, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2022 The claimed official range of the 42-kWh battery version was 199 miles, but my home charger only managed a consistent 161 miles, a not untypical shortfall of just under 20%. Neil Winton, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Specialized REITs can invest in casinos and other untypical real-estate properties. Lori Ioannou, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2021 The drop following the Fed FOMC meeting is not untypical – the market has become extraordinarily sensitive to such pronouncements – and probably will correct as the market absorbs the Fed’s slightly adjusted policy views. George Calhoun, Forbes, 21 June 2021 This was not untypical of the thinking of the times. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 The Rays, again getting by on their wits and wiggling into playoff contention by winning more with less this season, came out of a pendulous game with a victory in their typically untypical fashion. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, 29 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untypical was in 1848

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“Untypical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untypical. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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