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Meaning & Definition of Uncommon in English





1. 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"
  • uncommon

2. 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"
  • rare,
  • uncommon

Examples of using

It is not all that uncommon at any rate.
We sometimes say: "Common sense is quite uncommon."
Cholera is uncommon in Japan.