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unwonted

adjective [before noun] uk   /ʌnˈwəʊn.tɪd/ us    /-ˈwɑːn.t̬ɪd/ formal
unusual; not often experienced or shown: He sprang to the phone with unwonted eagerness.
Translations of “unwonted”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不尋常的, 罕見的, 少有的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不寻常的, 罕见的, 少有的…
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