V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: rare and unusual

Synonyms: unusual, weird, incredible, odd, uncommon, unique, rare

Antonyms: common, ordinary, usual

Tips: The root word wonted means "usual, common." Unwonted is the opposite form and is used to refer to things that are unusual or very rare. Unwonted is not to be confused with "unwanted." It is generally used in literature more so than in daily communication.

Usage Examples:

The bright fuchsia pants were an unwonted and unwanted gift from my grandmother. (unusual, weird, odd)

The man's politeness in giving up his bus seat to a stranger seemed unwonted in today's society. (rare, uncommon, unusual)

Jimmy helped his mom clear the dishes with unwonted enthusiasm. (uncommon, rare)

Her friendly smile was unwonted considering her usually cold demeanor. (unusual, odd)

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