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uncommon

adjective uk   /ʌnˈkɒm.ən/ us    /-ˈkɑː.mən/

uncommon adjective (NOT FREQUENT)

C1 not seen, happening, or experienced often: Accidents due to failure of safety equipment are uncommon nowadays. It's not uncommon for people to become ill when they travel.

uncommon adjective (EXTREME)

old-fashioned formal An uncommon quality, especially a human quality, is larger in amount or degree than usual: a woman of uncommon beauty
Translations of “uncommon”
in Korean 드문…
in Arabic غَير مَألوف…
in French rare…
in Turkish nadir, ender rastlanır, alışılmamış…
in Italian insolito, raro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不頻繁的, 罕見的,不常有的…
in Russian редкий, необычный…
in Polish rzadki, niezwykły…
in Spanish raro, poco común…
in Portuguese incomum, inusitado…
in German ungewöhnlich…
in Catalan poc comú…
in Japanese まれな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不频繁的, 罕见的,不常有的…
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