Antonyms for normal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nawr-muh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɔr məl

Definition of normal

Origin :
  • c.1500, "typical, common;" 1640s, "standing at a right angle," from Late Latin normalis "in conformity with rule, normal," from Latin normalis "made according to a carpenter's square," from norma "rule, pattern," literally "carpenter's square" (see norm). Meaning "conforming to common standards, usual" is from 1828, but probably older than the record [Barnhart].
  • As a noun meaning "usual state or condition," from 1890. Sense of "normal person or thing" is from 1894. Normal school (1834) is from French école normale (1794), a republican foundation. The city of Normal, Illinois, U.S., was named 1857 for the normal school established there.
  • adj common, usual
  • adj sane, rational
Example sentences :
  • Our supreme task is the resumption of our onward, normal way.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I don't believe there is a healthy, normal man living who has not his dream.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • And this energy is utilized at one-half the normal engine speed.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • Egyptian history is too troublesome, anyhow, for a normal man to grasp.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Slowly the light in the schooner descended to its normal position.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold
  • For each there exists a normal rate of travel, beyond which are penalties.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • This was his Earth, his and Grim's and Wat's, and of millions of other normal human beings.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • It is inaccurate, for instance, to use 63¢ as the basis for the normal differential.
  • Extract from : « About sugar buying for Jobbers » by B. W. Dyer
  • Somehow the presence of the beast restored Kay's mind to normal.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • Poe, and the imitators of Poe, have been regarded too often by our people as the normal type of poet.
  • Extract from : « The American Mind » by Bliss Perry

Synonyms for normal

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