[ UK /ʌnwˈɒntɪd/ ]
  1. unaccustomed or unusual
    an unwonted softness in her face
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How To Use unwonted In A Sentence

  • I think you can readily make a case for "unwontedly cold", but that's barely hat weather. Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next
  • The term "phyllomania," as ordinarily used, is applied to an unwonted development of leafy tissue, as in some begonias where the scales or ramenta are replaced by small leaflets, or as in some cabbage leaves, from the surface of which project, at right angles to the primary plane, other secondary leafy plates; but these are, strictly speaking, cases of hypertrophy (see Hypertrophy). Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • In the same moment, he heard his name courteously sounded; and, to his pleased surprise, saw Don Benito advancing -- an unwonted energy in his air, as if, at the last moment, intent upon making amends for his recent discourtesy. The Piazza Tales
  • It is 14 years since this great American choreographer's death, and after a period of unwonted chaos, the future of her company at last looms clear.
  • The opening door woke Roger, startled Patrick and gave the cat an unwonted and sudden attack of conscience. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Kellen knew that Jermayan's unwontedly expansive mood would probably not last long, and that he should learn all he could while the Elven Knight was willing to answer his questions. Tran Siberian
  • He paused with swift awkwardness, again confounded by his unwonted flow of speech. Chapter 1
  • Despite the unwonted showers over the past week, she said, St Lucia was experiencing effects of the dry season.
  • He was looking into the ice-blue eyes and unwontedly sombre face of Turcaill. His Disposition
  • Listen to advice," Luz said fiercely in that sound, Norit leaning above him with unwonted fierceness. HAMMERFALL
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