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 for unusual
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unusual \Un*u"su*al\, a.
     Not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of
     unusual grace or erudition. -- Un*u"su*al*ly, adv. --
     Un*u"su*al*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual
             beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual
             punishment"; "an unusual meteorite" [ant: usual]
      2: 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" [syn: strange, unusual] [ant:
      3: not commonly encountered; "two-career families are no longer

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "unusual":
     almost unheard-of, atypical, bizarre, breakaway, curious,
     different, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, extremely,
     freakish, infrequent, novel, odd, oddball, offbeat, original,
     outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, rare, rarely, recherche,
     remarkable, scarce, seldom met with, seldom seen, singular, slow,
     sparse, strange, sui generis, uncommon, uncommonly, unconventional,
     uncustomary, undreamed-of, unexpected, unfamiliar, unfrequent,
     unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unordinary, unorthodox,
     unprecedented, unthinkable, unthought-of, untypical, unusually,

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