Unwonted
Unwonted Un*wont"ed ([u^]n*w[u^]nt"[e^]d), a. 1. Not wonted; unaccustomed; unused; not made familiar by practice; as, a child unwonted to strangers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare; as, unwonted changes. ``Unwonted lights.'' --Byron. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*wont"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Un*wont"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • unwonted — [un wôn′tid, unwōn′tid, unwän′tid, unwun′tid] adj. [ UN + WONTED] 1. not common, usual, or habitual; rare [to speak with unwonted severity] 2. Archaic not accustomed or used: usually with to unwontedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • unwonted — index different, nonconforming, original (creative), unforeseeable, unusual Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwonted — not usual, 1550s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of WONT (Cf. wont) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwonted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unaccustomed or unusual. DERIVATIVES unwontedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unwonted — adjective a) Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent; strange. [...] enjoying in their quiet way the unwonted atmosphere of youth and happiness. b) Unused (to); unaccustomed ( …   Wiktionary

  • unwonted — unwontedly, adv. unwontedness, n. /un wawn tid, wohn , wun /, adj. 1. not customary or usual; rare: unwonted kindness. 2. Archaic. unaccustomed or unused. [1545 55; UN 1 + WONTED] * * * …   Universalium

  • unwonted — un|wont|ed [ʌnˈwəuntıd US ˈwoun ] adj [only before noun] formal unusual and not what you expect to happen ▪ unwonted freedom …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unwonted — un|wont|ed [ ʌn wountəd ] adjective FORMAL not usual for a particular person or thing and therefore unexpected: Let s go, she said, with unwonted enthusiasm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unwonted — adjective (only before noun) formal unusual and not what you expect to happen: “Good day” he cried with unwonted good humour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unwonted — UK [ʌnˈwəʊntɪd] / US [ʌnˈwoʊntəd] adjective formal not usual for a particular person or thing and therefore unexpected Let s go, she said, with unwonted enthusiasm …   English dictionary

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