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uncommon

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of uncommon

  1. 1 being out of the ordinary a landscape of uncommon beauty Synonyms of uncommon aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, singular, exceptional, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwontedWords Related to uncommon conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms of uncommon everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms of uncommon common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  2. 2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced backyard swimming pools are not an uncommon sight in that neighborhood Synonyms of uncommon curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, unusual, uncustomary, unique, weirdWords Related to uncommon bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms of uncommon unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of uncommon common, ordinary, plain, usual

Synonym Discussion of uncommon

infrequent, uncommon, scarce, rare, sporadic mean not common or abundant. infrequent implies occurrence at wide intervals in space or time.
    • infrequent family visits
uncommon suggests a frequency below normal expectation.
    • smallpox is now uncommon in many countries
scarce implies falling short of a standard or required abundance.
    • jobs were scarce during the Depression
rare suggests extreme scarcity or infrequency and often implies consequent high value.
    • rare first editions
sporadic implies occurrence in scattered instances or isolated outbursts.
    • sporadic cases of influenza

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