Antonyms for uncommon

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhn-kom-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈkɒm ən

Definition of uncommon

Origin :
  • 1540s, "not possessed in common," from un- (1) "not" + common (adj.). Meaning "not commonly occurring, unusual, rare" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Uncommonly.
  • adj very different
  • adj wonderful, exceptional
Example sentences :
  • The doctor there speaks of 'our steel pens,' as if they were not at all uncommon.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens » by Henry Bore
  • Her spirits are remarkably high—not an uncommon effect of laudanum.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • They was all hard up there, Mr Plornish said, uncommon hard up, to be sure.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • That's a woman who observes and reflects in an uncommon manner.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • It gives us a new, and quite an uncommon interest in the dinner.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • This, I hope, will account for the uncommon style of all my letters to you.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • You must be the less surprised at the inventions of this man, because of his uncommon talents.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • This cast of thought is uncommon in the ranks of a Regular army.
  • Extract from : « With Manchesters in the East » by Gerald B. Hurst
  • And if there be a man or a woman in Cornwall that will touch it, they be as uncommon bad as I be!
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The belly is hard and painful, and in the morning there is a copious flow of saliva, and an uncommon craving for dry food.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton

Synonyms for uncommon

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