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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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