[ɪkˈstrɔːdnri] or [ɪkˈstrɔːrdəneri]
(adj.) far more than usual or expected; 'an extraordinary desire for approval'; 'it was an over-the-top experience' .
(adj.) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; 'extraordinary authority'; 'an extraordinary achievement'; 'her extraordinary beauty'; 'enjoyed extraordinary popularity'; 'an extraordinary capacity for work'; 'an extraordinary session of the legislature' .
(adj.) (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; 'an ambassador extraordinary' .
Typist: Lucas--From WordNet
(a.) Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
(a.) Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
(a.) Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
(n.) That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. Remarkable, unusual, signal, uncommon, singular, egregious, rare, extra, out of the way, unheard of, more than common.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Unwonted, uncommon, peculiar, unusual, unprecedented, wonderful, marvelous,prodigious, monstrous, remarkable, strange, preposterous
ANT:Wonted, common, usual, ordinary, frequent, unremarkable, unimportant
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- The case has assumed such an extraordinary aspect since Sergeant Cuff's time, that you may revive his interest in the inquiry. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The same theory accounts for the esteem and regard we pay to men of extraordinary parts and abilities. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Provisions are thereby rendered dearer, in the same manner as if it required extraordinary labour and expense to raise them. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- Sam,' said Mr. Pickwick, as he got into bed, 'I have made one of the most extraordinary mistakes to-night, that ever were heard of. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- This is an extraordinary story,' observed Lightwood, who had heard it out with serious attention. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I really see no prospect of throwing any light whatever on this extraordinary affair. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- And soon his actions made a most extraordinary reply. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Isn't it an extraordinary thing of Krook to have appointed twelve o'clock to-night to hand 'em over to me? Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Amelia, my dear, said he, I have just had the most extraordinary--yes--God bless my soul! William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- In the days of ignorance there had been an extraordinary willingness to believe the Catholic priesthood good and wise. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- And Sophy's an extraordinary manager! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- What can be the motive for such extraordinary conduct as that? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- You see nothing extraordinary in the stockings, _as_ stockings, I trust, Sir? Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Dear me,' said the prim man in the cloth boots, 'it is a very extraordinary circumstance. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I am sorry to hear you putting any such extraordinary questions. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.