Ordinary and Uncommon


Ordinary adjective - Often observed or encountered.
Usage example: an ordinary hairstyle for boys of that age

Uncommon is an antonym for ordinary in topics: common, average.


Uncommon adjective - Being out of the ordinary.
Usage example: a landscape of uncommon beauty

Ordinary is an antonym for uncommon in topics: wonderful, very different.

Nearby Word: uncommonly

Both words in one sentence

  • Franchise / Gundam Villainous Valour: It's not uncommon to see highly courageous behaviour from Gundam adversaries, whether ordinary mooks or major villains.
  • Masters in each city keep other vampires in check, but it's hardly uncommon for vampires to simply not value the life of ordinary humans.
  • Character Alignment It's not uncommon to see True Neutral monks, for instance; not to mention ordinary folks who just want to be left alone.
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