Definition of uncommon in English:


Syllabification: un·com·mon
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkämən


1Out of the ordinary; unusual: prostate cancer is not uncommon in men over 60 an uncommon name
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  • And all four are very unusual and uncommon topics for discussion amongst friends.
  • Such an ensemble was uncommon for ordinary ladies in the age, but Raven was far from ordinary.
  • The case presented here represents an unusual presentation of an uncommon disease.
1.1 [attributive] Remarkably great (used for emphasis): an uncommon amount of noise
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  • He does have an uncommon amount of common sense.


[as submodifier] archaic Back to top  
Remarkably: he was uncommon afraid
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  • I'm uncommon afraid of fire to-night.

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