[ UK /ʌnkˈɒmən/ ]
[ US /ənˈkɑmən/ ]
  1. not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind
    uncommon birds
    he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability
    frost and floods are uncommon during these months
    doing an uncommon amount of business
    an uncommon liking for money
  2. marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    an uncommon sense of humor
    a rare skill
    she was kind to an uncommon degree
    what is so rare as a day in June
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How To Use uncommon In A Sentence

  • Later, when he left the company to launch his company, the mystique of his name followed (in part due to its uncommonness). Game Designers Gain Notoriety
  • Previous gastric surgery was uncommon in all three groups and showed no significant difference.
  • They were using uncommonly flowery language.
  • It was no longer uncommon for patients to be lying on hospital trolleys for up to four days.
  • Like, Darren, I have a fairly uncommon name - however, there are a couple of others out there.
  • You displayed uncommon courage and valor.
  • Endemic to the Solomon Islands, this eagle is usually regarded as rare or uncommon.
  • For what is a very common operation, it's taking me an uncommon amount of time to recover. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hotspur is an uncommon man, whose uncommonness is unsupported by his father at a critical moment. William Shakespeare
  • The fluorite tends to occur only as cubes modified by the dodecahedron, with simple cubes or octahedra uncommon or absent.
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