Common and Odd


Common adjective - Being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events.
Usage example: just a common house cat but an extraordinary friend

Odd is an antonym for common.


Odd adjective - Different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion.
Usage example: odd behavior that prompted one of the waiting passengers to alert airport security

Common is an antonym for odd in unusual topic.

Nearby Words: oddity, oddly

Both words in one sentence

  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma Capitalizing odd Words in the middle of Sentences may have been common in the 18th century, but not any more.
  • As much as the common law seems almost intuitive to people living in these countries, it has a number of odd features.
  • Masquerade may also make odd things appear much less common than they are, even if they are not its main subject but related to it.
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