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- 1. uncommon (vs. common), especial(prenominal), exceptional, particular(prenominal), special, rare, red carpet(prenominal), red-carpet(prenominal), unusual, unwonted, extraordinary, unusual
- usage: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability"
- 2. rare, uncommon, extraordinary (vs. ordinary)
- usage: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
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