[ UK /ʌnkˌæɹɪktəɹˈɪstɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌənˌkɛɹɪktɝˈɪstɪk/ ]
  1. distinctive and not typical
    a book uncharacteristic of its author
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How To Use uncharacteristic In A Sentence

  • In one appearance, after the first bout of bombing, he was wearing uncharacteristic horn-rimmed spectacles.
  • It is uncharacteristically diligent of a minister to seek precisely to understand what money spent will accomplish.
  • He was uncharacteristically depressed and ruminative.
  • At first glance, it was a curiously cold moment, uncharacteristic of such a popular and outgoing figure.
  • For example, sometimes we find ourselves acting in uncharacteristic ways, many times unconsciously, just to support an external perception of who we are amongst others that is no longer true to our being. Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » State of the Art of Reputation
  • Some - but not all - of the 1946 drawings are uncharacteristically laconic and slightly benumbed.
  • It may already be too late to take the more open-handed British approach, and for reasons of self-preservation they may need to adopt an uncharacteristically guarded stance.
  • Most of these newer buildings were made of wood, and many showed signs of uncharacteristically hasty construc - tion and shoddy workmanship. Flint, the King
  • Martor's ferretlike face was twisted into a quite uncharacteristic smile. Sun of Suns
  • Again, though, a lot of people made uncharacteristic mistakes at inopportune moments that cost Scotland dearly.
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