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Not according to the usual custom or regular plan
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  1. Not according to the usual custom or regular plan
  2. Outside the regular staff; sent on a special errand; having special authority or responsibility
  3. Highly exceptional; remarkable:
Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual
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  1. Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual
  2. Infrequently occurring; uncommon:
  3. Unusually good; excellent
Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
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  1. Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
  2. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native:
  3. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
(Statistics) Of or relating to observations or occurrences that are too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicate a systematic relationship.
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  1. (Statistics) Of or relating to observations or occurrences that are too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicate a systematic relationship.
  2. Having or conveying a special or hidden meaning; suggestive
  3. Having or likely to have a major effect; important:
(Rare) Highly detailed, as in workmanship; elaborate
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  1. (Rare) Highly detailed, as in workmanship; elaborate
  2. Eager to learn more:
  3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness:
(Archaic) Not accustomed or used
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  1. (Archaic) Not accustomed or used
  2. Not common, usual, or habitual; uncharacteristic or atypical
  3. Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent; strange.
Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
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  1. Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
  2. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
  3. Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. Designating a thing or group of things larger than others of the same kind
  3. Superior in quality or character; noble:
Rare; not readily found; unusual
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  1. Rare; not readily found; unusual
  2. Rare; not common or usual
  3. Wonderful; remarkable.
Not general or regular; specific or limited
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  1. Not general or regular; specific or limited
  2. Of a kind different from others; distinctive, peculiar, or unique
  3. Peculiar to a specific person or thing; particular:
(Mathematics) Specified, noted.
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  1. (Mathematics) Specified, noted.
  2. Dignified in conduct or appearance:
  3. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant:
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  1. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant:
  2. Widely known; eminent:
  3. Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
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  1. Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
  2. Strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things; significant:
  3. Meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value
Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
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  1. Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
  2. Worthy of note; deserving notice; outstanding; remarkable; notable
Inspiring awe:
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  1. Inspiring awe:
  2. (Slang) Remarkable; outstanding:
  3. (Slang) Wonderful; impressive; excellent
Distinctively associated with or characteristic of a particular group, category, condition, location, etc.
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  1. Distinctively associated with or characteristic of a particular group, category, condition, location, etc.
  2. Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
  3. Being the only one of its kind:
Superior in quality; better than average; excellent; very good
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  1. Superior in quality; better than average; excellent; very good
  2. Excellent in character or ability:
  3. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision; sensitive:
Highly offensive; outrageous or brazen.
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  1. Highly offensive; outrageous or brazen.
  2. Not previously known; unknown.
  3. Without precedent; unparalleled.
  1. Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.
  2. Occurring without warning; unforeseen.
That is or are a surprise.
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  1. That is or are a surprise.
  2. Causing surprise; amazing
Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
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  1. Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
  2. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
  3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary.
Causing astonishment in; causing to be astonished.
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Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.
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Extraordinary; marvelous:
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  1. Extraordinary; marvelous:
  2. Wonderful; amazing
  3. Of great size, power, extent, etc.; enormous; huge
So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable:
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  1. So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable:
  2. Seeming too unusual or improbable to be possible
  3. (Informal) Wonderful, impressive, extraordinary, etc.
Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully:
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  1. Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully:
  2. So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable:
  3. That cannot be conceived; that cannot be thought of, understood, imagined, or believed
Not typical; not characteristic; abnormal
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  1. Not typical; not characteristic; abnormal
  2. Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular.
  3. Unusual or irregular.
Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
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  1. Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
  2. Easy to see or perceive; obvious
  3. Easy to notice; obvious:
Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability:
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  1. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability:
  2. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
  3. Needing special attention or presenting a special problem, as in education, because mentally gifted or, esp., because mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped
Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
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  1. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
  2. Outstanding or remarkable:
  3. Towering or standing out above others; prominent:
Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable:
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  1. Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable:
Serving to refresh.
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  1. Serving to refresh.
  2. Pleasingly new or different
  3. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy.
Being the only one of its kind; single; unique
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  1. Being the only one of its kind; single; unique
  2. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  3. Being beyond what is ordinary, especially in being exceptionally good; remarkable:
Hard to believe; incredible; astounding
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  1. Hard to believe; incredible; astounding
  2. Extremely pleasing or successful:
  3. (Informal) Very good; wonderful
Having no precedent or parallel; unheard-of; novel
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  1. Having no precedent or parallel; unheard-of; novel
  2. Never before seen or done, without precedent.
  3. Having no previous example:
That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
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  1. That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
  2. Without parallel, equal, or match; unequaled.
  3. Having no parallel; without equal; lacking anything similar or worthy of comparison.
Without precedent; unparalleled:
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  1. Without precedent; unparalleled:
  2. Lacking prior examples; unprecedented.
  3. Having no precedent, parallel, or similar case; unprecedented
  1. Not responsible; free from accountability or control
  2. Free from accountability; not responsible:
  3. That cannot be explained or accounted for; strange; mysterious
Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous:
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  1. Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous:
  2. Remarkable; outstanding:
  3. So great in scope, degree, or importance as to amaze:
Not accustomed or habituated; not used (to)
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  1. Not accustomed or habituated; not used (to)
  2. Not common or usual:
  3. Not being habituated. Used with to:
That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
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  1. That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
  2. Very good, excellent, fine, etc.
  3. Admirable or very good; excellent or splendid:
Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
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  1. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
  2. Perceptible; noticeable:
  3. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
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  1. Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
  2. Very good; fine; splendid
  3. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate:
Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind.
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  1. Arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind.
  2. Of that which makes a strong impression.
  3. Very noticeable or impressive; specif., very attractive in appearance
That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
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  1. That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
  2. So strong as to be overwhelming:
Strange or fanciful in form, conception, or appearance:
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  1. Strange or fanciful in form, conception, or appearance:
  2. Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant:
  3. Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).
That astounds or astound.
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Impossible to describe adequately:
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  1. Impossible to describe adequately:
  2. That cannot be described; beyond the power of description
  3. Impossible, or very difficult to describe.
  1. Horrifying and astonishing.
  2. Causing horror, shock, or dismay
  3. Causing consternation or dismay; frightful:
Not to be uttered; taboo:
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  1. Not to be uttered; taboo:
  2. Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable:
  3. Too overwhelming to be expressed or described in words; inexpressible
Being the only one of its kind:
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  1. Being the only one of its kind:
  2. Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
  3. Distinctively associated with or characteristic of a particular group, category, condition, location, etc.
(Biology) Characterized by severe, usually oxygen-poor environmental conditions.
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  1. (Biology) Characterized by severe, usually oxygen-poor environmental conditions.
  2. Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport:
  3. Either the first or fourth term of a proportion of four terms. In the proportion2 /3 =4 /6 , the extremes are 2 and 6.
Rare; not common or usual
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  1. Rare; not common or usual
  2. Strange; remarkable; extraordinary
  3. Rare; not readily found; unusual
Attentive to or concerned with details or niceties, often excessively so; fussy.
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  1. Attentive to or concerned with details or niceties, often excessively so; fussy.
  2. Of, relating to, or providing details; precise:
  3. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.
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  1. That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.
(Linguistics) Phonemically relevant and capable of conveying a difference in meaning, as nasalization in the initial sound of mat versus bat.
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  1. (Linguistics) Phonemically relevant and capable of conveying a difference in meaning, as nasalization in the initial sound of mat versus bat.
  2. Distinguished or attractive:
  3. Making distinct; distinguishing from others; characteristic
Of very fine quality:
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  1. Of very fine quality:
  2. Of special excellence; superior
  3. Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
(Idiomatic) Unusual or exceptional, especially for the better (often used in the negative).
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  1. (Idiomatic) Unusual or exceptional, especially for the better (often used in the negative).
(Linguistics) Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.
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  1. (Linguistics) Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.
  2. (Linguistics) Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
  3. Explicitly characterized by or having a particular linguistic feature. For example, girls is marked for plural in English, whereas sheep is not.
Advanced socially, politically, etc.; progressive or radical
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  1. Advanced socially, politically, etc.; progressive or radical
  2. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
  3. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use:
Not adhering to convention; out of the ordinary.
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  1. Not adhering to convention; out of the ordinary.
  2. Out of the ordinary
  3. Not conventional; not conforming to customary, formal, or accepted practices, standards, rules, etc.
Designating or of any of various modern political parties, esp. in Europe, ranging from moderate to conservative in program
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  1. Designating or of any of various modern political parties, esp. in Europe, ranging from moderate to conservative in program
  2. Extreme; thorough
  3. Favoring fundamental or extreme change; specif., favoring basic change in the social or economic structure
Well above average; extraordinary:
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  1. Well above average; extraordinary:
  2. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability:
  3. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
Out of the ordinary; queer; odd; strange
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  1. Out of the ordinary; queer; odd; strange
  2. Particular; unique; special
  3. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique:
Not previously known; unfamiliar:
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  1. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  2. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native:
  3. Lacking experience; unaccustomed
Not natural to the person or thing specified; not belonging; not characteristic
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  1. Not natural to the person or thing specified; not belonging; not characteristic
  2. Of, characteristic of, or from a place or country other than the one being considered:
  3. Located away from one's native country:
Not included in nature; artificial:
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  1. Not included in nature; artificial:
  2. Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
  3. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature:
New and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind
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  1. New and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind
Ahead or beyond others in progress, complexity, etc.
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  1. Ahead or beyond others in progress, complexity, etc.
  2. Being at a higher level than others:
  3. Far along in course or time:
(Colloquial) Extremely bad
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  1. (Colloquial) Extremely bad
  2. Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
  3. Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
That staggers
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  1. That staggers
  2. Incredible, overwhelming, amazing.
  3. That causes one to stagger; astonishing; overwhelming; specif., astonishingly great
Not frequent; not happening frequently.
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  1. Not frequent; not happening frequently.
  2. Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare:
  3. Situated or placed at rather wide intervals, as in time or space:
Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
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  1. Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
  2. Having unknown qualities
  3. Arousing wonder or curiosity, especially by being difficult to explain or understand:
Causing surprise; amazing
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  1. Causing surprise; amazing
  2. That is or are a surprise.
Highly exceptional; remarkable:
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  1. Highly exceptional; remarkable:
  2. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion:
  3. Not according to the usual custom or regular plan
That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
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  1. That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
  2. Without parallel, equal, or match; unequaled.
  3. Having no parallel; without equal; lacking anything similar or worthy of comparison.
(Sports) Having many good players in reserve
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  1. (Sports) Having many good players in reserve
  2. Covered or surrounded to a designated degree. Often used in combination:
  3. Far distant in time or space:
Thoroughgoing
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  1. Thoroughgoing
  2. Situated at, extending to, or coming from a great depth; deep:
  3. Deeply felt or held; intense:
Deviating from what is normal or typical
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  1. Deviating from what is normal or typical
  2. Deviating from what is considered proper or normal:
  3. Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing:
Of, relating to, or being a verb expressing the action or state of a single subject.
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  1. Of, relating to, or being a verb expressing the action or state of a single subject.
  2. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
  3. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
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  1. Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
  2. Unusual, unconventional, or idiosyncratic
Not pleasant or agreeable; causing discomfort
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  1. Not pleasant or agreeable; causing discomfort
  2. Uneasy or anxious.
  3. Not comfortable.
Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
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  1. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
  2. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
  3. Not having the same center, as two circles one inside the other
Not in balance or in proper balance.
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  1. Not in balance or in proper balance.
  2. Not treating all sides with due importance:
  3. Showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior.
Incapable of being classified
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Having no precedent or parallel; unheard-of; novel
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  1. Having no precedent or parallel; unheard-of; novel
  2. Never before seen or done, without precedent.
  3. Having no previous example:
Not always holding to the same principles or practice; changeable
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  1. Not always holding to the same principles or practice; changeable
  2. (Mathematics) Not solvable for the unknowns by the same set of values. Used of two or more equations or inequalities.
  3. Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially:
By or for one person:
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  1. By or for one person:
  2. Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
  3. Distinguished from others by special characteristics; of a unique or striking character
Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
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  1. Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
  2. Preceding all others in time; first:
  3. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new:
Serving to refresh.
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  1. Serving to refresh.
  2. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy.
  3. Pleasingly new or different
Fond of novelty.
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  1. Fond of novelty.
  2. (Usually derogatory or humorous) Contemptibly modern, unfamiliar, or different.
  3. Newly done, made, etc.; new; novel
Designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old
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  1. Designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old
  2. Never existing before; appearing, thought of, developed, made, produced, etc. for the first time
  3. Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent:
Designating the form of a language in its most recent stage of development
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  1. Designating the form of a language in its most recent stage of development
  2. Of or relating to a recently developed or advanced style, technique, or technology:
  3. Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
(Geology) Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
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  1. (Geology) Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
  2. Modern; new.
  3. Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
Having recently occupied a position or place:
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  1. Having recently occupied a position or place:
  2. Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent:
  3. Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night:
Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
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  1. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
  2. Original, spontaneous, and stimulating
  3. New to one's experience; not encountered before:
Not being acquainted; not conversant:
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  1. Not being acquainted; not conversant:
  2. Not within one's knowledge; strange:
  3. Not familiar or well-known; strange
(Grammar) Departing from the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation, as the present forms of the verb be or the plural noun children.
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  1. (Grammar) Departing from the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation, as the present forms of the verb be or the plural noun children.
  2. Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice:
  3. Not conforming to established rule, method, usage, standard, etc.; out of the ordinary; anomalous
Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
  2. Having a remainder of one when divided by two; not even
  3. Not usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
  1. Not responsible; free from accountability or control
  2. Free from accountability; not responsible:
  3. That cannot be explained or accounted for; strange; mysterious
Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature:
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  1. Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature:
  2. Strange; not natural
  3. Belonging to another country or people; foreign
(--- Usage Problem) Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender people.
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  1. (--- Usage Problem) Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender people.
  2. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious:
  3. Differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange
(Idiomatic) Wildly unconventional; bizarre; absurd.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Wildly unconventional; bizarre; absurd.
  2. (Idiomatic) Greatly inappropriate.
  3. (Slang) Very unusual, eccentric, unconventional, etc.
(Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
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  1. (Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
  2. Singular; unusual; curious
  3. (Archaic) Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange:
Having the nature of a freak; odd; peculiar
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  1. Having the nature of a freak; odd; peculiar
  2. Full of or characterized by freaks; whimsical; capricious
  3. Strange, unusual, abnormal or bizarre
Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque
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  1. Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque
  2. Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style
  3. Very strange or unusual, especially in a striking or shocking way.
(Informal) Overly anxious.
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  1. (Informal) Overly anxious.
  2. (Medicine) Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
  3. Relating to or affected with a neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
Of or involving striptease:
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  1. Of or involving striptease:
  2. Strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc.
  3. From another part of the world; foreign:
(Archaic) Of foreign origin; not native.
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  1. (Archaic) Of foreign origin; not native.
  2. Located far from civilized areas; remote:
  3. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic; bizarre
Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
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  1. Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
  2. Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
  3. Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
Not common; unusual
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  1. Not common; unusual
  2. Being out of the ordinary; unusual:
  3. (Idiomatic) Taken care of.
Not normal; not average; not typical; not usual; irregular, esp. to a considerable degree
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  1. Not normal; not average; not typical; not usual; irregular, esp. to a considerable degree
  2. Not typical, usual, or regular; not normal; deviant.
(Math.) Designating a real number not expressible as an integer or as a quotient of two integers: √3 and pi are irrational numbers
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  1. (Math.) Designating a real number not expressible as an integer or as a quotient of two integers: √3 and pi are irrational numbers
  2. Being a syllable in Greek and Latin prosody whose length does not fit the metric pattern.
  3. Marked by a lack of accord with reason or sound judgment:
(Archaic) Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
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  1. (Archaic) Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
  2. Having the character or appearance of a monster
  3. Very unnatural or abnormal in shape, type, or character
Equivocal, as in classification or nature.
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  1. Equivocal, as in classification or nature.
  2. Deviating from the regular arrangement, general rule, or usual method; abnormal
  3. Deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
Showing or resulting from fear
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  1. Showing or resulting from fear
  2. Experiencing fear; frightened:
  3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
Not frequent; happening seldom or at long intervals; rare; uncommon
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  1. Not frequent; happening seldom or at long intervals; rare; uncommon
  2. Not frequent; not happening frequently.
  3. Not occurring regularly; occasional or rare:
Being a factor that makes something possible; being a cause of something.
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  1. Being a factor that makes something possible; being a cause of something.
  2. Created for a special occasion:
  3. Intended for use as the occasion requires:
Excellent; extraordinary:
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  1. Excellent; extraordinary:
  2. Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual
  3. Infrequently occurring; uncommon:
Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
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  1. Not plentiful; not sufficient to meet the demand; hard to get
  2. Hard to find; absent or rare:
  3. Not common; rarely seen
(Medicine) Not epidemic, endemic, or inherited. Used of a disease or condition:
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  1. (Medicine) Not epidemic, endemic, or inherited. Used of a disease or condition:
  2. Widely separated from others, scattered, or isolated in occurrence; appearing singly, apart, or in isolated instances
  3. Rare and scattered in occurrence.
Rare; not readily found; unusual
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  1. Rare; not readily found; unusual
  2. Strange; remarkable; extraordinary
  3. Rare; not common or usual
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type
  1. Unusual or irregular.
  2. Not typical; not characteristic; abnormal
  3. Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular.
New and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind
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  1. New and unusual; esp., being the first of its kind
  1. Atypical
  2. Out of the ordinary
  3. Not conventional; not conforming to customary, formal, or accepted practices, standards, rules, etc.
(Archaic) Not accustomed or used
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  1. (Archaic) Not accustomed or used
  2. Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent; strange.
  3. Not common, usual, or habitual; uncharacteristic or atypical
(Jazz) With a strong, or primary, accent placed on beats that usually receive a weak, or secondary, accent
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  1. (Jazz) With a strong, or primary, accent placed on beats that usually receive a weak, or secondary, accent
  2. Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional:
  3. (Informal) Not conforming to the usual pattern or trend; unconventional, unusual, strange, etc.
Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style
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  1. Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style
  2. Very strange or unusual, especially in a striking or shocking way.
  3. Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque
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  1. Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
  2. Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
  3. Odd; eccentric
Unduly inquisitive; prying:
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  1. Unduly inquisitive; prying:
  2. Eager to learn more:
  3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness:
Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
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  1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
  2. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
  3. Not having the same center, as two circles one inside the other
Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
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  1. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
  2. (Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
  3. Having no fixed course or purpose; irregular; random; wandering
Full of or characterized by freaks; whimsical; capricious
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  1. Full of or characterized by freaks; whimsical; capricious
  2. Having the nature of a freak; odd; peculiar
  3. Strange, unusual, abnormal or bizarre
Being one or more of a set, series, or group separated from the others
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  1. Being one or more of a set, series, or group separated from the others
  2. Remaining after others have been paired or grouped.
  3. Not usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
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  1. Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
  2. Located far from civilized areas; remote:
  3. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic; bizarre
Particular; unique; special
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  1. Particular; unique; special
  2. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique:
  3. Out of the ordinary; queer; odd; strange
(Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
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  1. (Archaic) Cleverly made or done.
  2. (Archaic) Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange:
  3. Singular; unusual; curious
Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange:
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  1. Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange:
  2. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious:
  3. Differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange
Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
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  1. Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
(Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
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  1. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  2. Strange or unusual:
  3. Peculiar; strange; odd
Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
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  1. Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
  2. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  3. Queer; peculiar; odd
Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
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  1. Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
  2. Contrary to, or at variance with, nature; abnormal; strange
  3. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature:
Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
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  1. Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
  2. Strikingly odd, strange, etc.; fantastic; bizarre
  3. Strikingly odd or unusual, especially in an unsettling way; strange:
(Surfing) Resembling a kook in behavior
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  1. (Surfing) Resembling a kook in behavior
  2. (Describing a person) crazy or insane
  3. Characteristic of a kook; strange or crazy.
Impulsively whimsical; eccentric:
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  1. Impulsively whimsical; eccentric:
  2. (Slang) Peculiar; irrational
Presenting danger or difficulty.
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  1. Presenting danger or difficulty.
  2. Bad, poor, etc.
  3. Odd; strange; queer
Of or like rum
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  1. Of or like rum
  2. (Brit., Informal) Odd; strange; queer
Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability:
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  1. Deviating widely from a norm, as of physical or mental ability:
  2. Well above average; extraordinary:
  3. Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.
Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion:
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  1. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion:
  2. Going far beyond the ordinary degree, measure, limit, etc.; very unusual; exceptional; remarkable
  3. Highly exceptional; remarkable:
Splendid in appearance; grand:
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  1. Splendid in appearance; grand:
  2. Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted:
  3. Beautiful in a grand or stately way; rich or sumptuous, as in construction, decoration, form, etc.
Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
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  1. Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
  2. Noticeable or conspicuous:
  3. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
Excellent; extraordinary:
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  1. Excellent; extraordinary:
  2. Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual
  3. Infrequently occurring; uncommon:
Worthy of remark or notice
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  1. Worthy of remark or notice
  2. Attracting or worthy of notice, especially for being unusual or extraordinary:
  3. Unusual; extraordinary
(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
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  1. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
  2. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  3. Exceptional; extraordinary; remarkable