unwonted

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 unwonted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unaccustomed or unusual. DERIVATIVES unwontedly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 unwonted — adjective Date: 1553 1. being out of the ordinary ; rare, unusual 2. not accustomed by experience • unwontedly adverb • unwontedness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 unwonted — Synonyms and related words: a stranger to, abnormal, atypical, breakaway, disaccustomed, extraordinary, ignorant, inexperienced, infrequent, irregular, new to, odd, offbeat, peculiar, rare, recherche, rusty, singular, strange, sui generis,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 unwonted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unusual, uncustomary; unused, unaccustomed. See unconformity, disuse. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Unusual] Syn. uncommon, infrequent, rare; see unusual 1 , 2 . 2. [Uninformed] Syn. unaccustomed,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 unwonted — adj. rare, unusual …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 unwonted — [ʌn wəʊntɪd] adjective unaccustomed or unusual. Derivatives unwontedly adverb unwontedness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 unwonted — a. 1. Unusual, uncommon, rare, in frequent. 2. Unaccustomed, unused …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 unwonted — adj uncommon, unusual, uncustomary, unfamiliar, unique, rare, novel; singular, exceptional, out of the ordinary, atypical, individual; unheard of, unexampled, unprecedented; infrequent, few and far between, seldom seen, seldom met with;… …

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  • 19 unwonted — un·wonted …

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  • 20 unwonted — un•wont•ed [[t]ʌnˈwɔn tɪd, ˈwoʊn , ˈwʌn [/t]] adj. not customary, habitual, or usual; rare • Etymology: 1545–55 un•wont′ed•ly, adv …

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