1. [ adjective ] not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind

"uncommon birds" "frost and floods are uncommon during these months" "an uncommon liking for money" "his mother's uncommon character and ability"

Related terms: common especial rare unusual unwonted red-carpet unusual extraordinary commonness
2. [ adjective ] marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
Synonyms: rare

"what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell "a rare skill" "an uncommon sense of humor" "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

Related terms: extraordinary
Similar spelling:   uncommonly