[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.

Checked by Brady

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. Remarkable, unusual, signal, uncommon, singular, egregious, rare, extra, out of the way, unheard of, more than common.

Edited by Everett

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Unwonted, uncommon, peculiar, unusual, unprecedented, wonderful, marvelous,prodigious, monstrous, remarkable, strange, preposterous

ANT:Wonted, common, usual, ordinary, frequent, unremarkable, unimportant

Edited by Anselm


Typist: Montague


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