uncharacteristic
adjective Date: 1748 not characteristic ; not typical or distinctive <
uncharacteristic outbursts of temper
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uncharacteristically adverb

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  • uncharacteristic — 1753, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CHARACTERISTIC (Cf. characteristic) (adj.). Related: Uncharacteristically …   Etymology dictionary

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  • uncharacteristic — [[t]ʌ̱nkærɪktərɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you describe something as uncharacteristic of someone, you mean that it is not typical of them. It was uncharacteristic of her father to disappear like this. ...an uncharacteristic lack of… …   English dictionary

  • uncharacteristic — un|char|ac|ter|is|tic [ʌnˌkærıtəˈrıstık] adj not typical of someone or something and therefore surprising uncharacteristic of ▪ It s uncharacteristic of her to be late. >uncharacteristically [ kli] adv ▪ He was uncharacteristically quiet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncharacteristic — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ very ▪ completely, quite, totally ▪ rather …   Collocations dictionary

  • uncharacteristic — un|char|ac|ter|is|tic [ ʌn,kerəktə rıstık ] adjective not typical of someone s usual behavior or performance, and therefore surprising: The champion s play was full of uncharacteristic mistakes. ╾ un|char|ac|ter|is|ti|cal|ly [ ʌn,kerəktə rıstıkli …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uncharacteristic — adjective not typical of someone or something and therefore surprising (+ of): It s uncharacteristic of her to be late. uncharacteristically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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