Antonyms of adj unusual

3 senses of unusual

Sense 1
unusual (vs. usual) -- (not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite")

usual (vs. unusual) -- (occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime")
        => accustomed, customary, habitual, wonted (prenominal) -- (commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor")
        => chronic, inveterate -- (habitual; "a chronic smoker")
        => regular -- (in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime")

Sense 2
strange (vs. familiar), unusual -- (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has")


Sense 3
unusual -- (not commonly encountered; "two-career families are no longer unusual")

INDIRECT (VIA uncommon) -> common -- (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap")

Similarity of adj unusual

3 senses of unusual

Sense 1
unusual (vs. usual) -- (not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite")
       => different -- (differing from all others; not ordinary; "advertising that strives continually to be different"; "this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it")
       => extraordinary (predicate) -- ((of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; "an ambassador extraordinary")
       => odd -- (not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never mentioned")
       => out-of-the-way -- (out of the ordinary; "out-of-the-way information")
       => peculiar -- (markedly different from the usual; "a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"-Virginia Woolf)
       => unaccustomed -- (not customary or usual; "an unaccustomed pleasure"; "many varieties of unaccustomed foods"; "a new budget of unaccustomed austerity")
       => unique -- (highly unusual or rare but not the single instance; "spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience")
          Also See-> uncommon#1

Sense 2
strange (vs. familiar), unusual -- (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has")
       => antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque -- (ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror")
       => crazy -- (bizarre or fantastic; "had a crazy dream"; "wore a crazy hat")
       => curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular -- (beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior")
       => eerie, eery -- (inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening; "an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"; "an eerie midnight howl")
       => exotic -- (strikingly strange or unusual; "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet")
       => freaky -- (strange and somewhat frightening; "the whole experience was really freaky")
       => gothic -- (characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'")
       => oddish -- (somewhat strange)
       => other -- (very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected; "a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow)
       => quaint -- (strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities")
       => quaint -- (very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor")
       => weird -- (strikingly odd or unusual; "some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker)

Sense 3
unusual -- (not commonly encountered; "two-career families are no longer unusual")
       => uncommon (vs. common) -- (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")

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