marked by an unusual high quality; especially superlative or severe of their sort
- maybe not common or ordinarily experienced; abnormally great in quantity or remarkable in character or type
- maybe not typical uncommon infrequent rare for this reason remarkable strange as an uncommon season an uncommon level of cool or heat unusual nerve
- perhaps not typical; uncommon; infrequent; uncommon; thus, remarkable; strange; as, an unusual season; an uncommon degree of cool or heat; unusual nerve.
1540s, "perhaps not possessed in accordance," from un- (1) "not" + typical (adj.). Meaning "perhaps not frequently occurring, unusual, uncommon" is taped from 1610s. Related: Uncommonly.
(a.) Perhaps not common; strange; infrequent; rare; therefore, remarkable; unusual; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon amount of cold or heat; uncommon nerve.
Not a winter passes without its appearing in some numbers, when its uncommon aspect, its large size, and beautifully pencilled plumage cause it to be regarded as a great prize by the lucky gun-bearer to whom it falls a victim.