What is unusual?

  • (adj): Not usual or common or ordinary.
    Example: "A scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on unusual:

Ayo Rock Formations - Formations
... One of the unusual and notable rock formations is the Casibari Boulders, which are tonalite rocks seen to the north of Hooiberg ... The boulders have unusual shapes resembling birds and dragons ... There is no plausible explanation yet for the presence of these unusual wind-carved boulder formations on a flat sandy island ...
Clapham Wood Mystery
... Wood Mystery is the name given to a collection of unusual events which are associated with Clapham Wood, West Sussex, England, resulting in the area developing its own lore in popular culture ... Events have included reports of people making unusual sightings or experiencing unusual phenomena, and of family pets disappearing or sickening ...
The Unusual Youth
... The Unusual Youth (Chinese 非常青春期) is a 2005 Hong Kong teen comedy-drama film centering on five disillusioned Hong Kong teenagers living on the ... The Unusual Youth marks the writing and directing debut of Dennis Law, a former real-estate developer turned former chairman for Milkyway Image ...
The Wrestler (sculpture) - Unusual, or A Forgery?
... that a vague provenance, atypical stone, unusual carving of the back, nonstandard posture, recent publication of scholarly material on Olmec jades, and an urgent interest among ...
Michael Cicconetti
... with spending time in jail or undergoing one of Cicconetti's unusual punishments ... He attributes his unusual approach to his background ... Many of the victims, but also defendants, claim that his unusual approach has helped them to cope with their problems and the judge is reportedly inundated with letters ...

More definitions of "unusual":

  • (adj): Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird.
    Synonyms: strange
  • (adj): Not commonly encountered.
    Example: "Two-career families are no longer unusual"

Famous quotes containing the word unusual:

    In proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to the lady he escorts—it is unusual to offer both.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    Every woman who vacates a place in the teachers’ ranks and enters an unusual line of work, does two excellent things: she makes room for someone waiting for a place and helps to open a new vocation for herself and other women.
    Frances E. Willard (1839–1898)

    The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control—”indoctrination” we might say—exercised through the mass media.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)