Uncommon
Uncommon Un*com"mon, a. Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*com"mon*ly}, adv. -- {Un*com"mon*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • uncommon — 1540s, not possessed in common, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + COMMON (Cf. common) (adj.). Meaning not commonly occurring, unusual, rare is recorded from 1610s. Related: Uncommonly …   Etymology dictionary

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