American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not habitual or ordinary; unusual: "Her unwonted breach of delicacy . . . perplexed him” ( George Meredith).
- adj. Not accustomed; unused.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not wonted; not common; uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare: as, an unwonted sight; unwonted changes.
- Unaccustomed; unused; not made familiar by practice: as, a child unwonted to strangers.
- adj. Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent; strange.
- adj. archaic Unused (to); unaccustomed (to) something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not wonted; unaccustomed; unused; not made familiar by practice.
- adj. Uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare.
- adj. out of the ordinary
- From un- + wonted. (Wiktionary)
“Then, with the waywardness of action which thought and feeling often take in unwonted situations, she began to wonder whether it could be right to be there – not only for her, but for anybody.”
“He recalled the unwonted agitation of Captain Vere and his excited exclamations so at variance with his normal manner.”
“Tertullian seems to have often found it necessary to coin unwonted forms of expression, or rather to invent an ecclesiastical nomenclature.”
“The same day shee was agen taken with a new kind of unwonted fitt, in which, after shee had bin awhile exercised with violence shee got her a sheet [?] & went up & downe, thrusting & pushing, here & there, & anon looking out at a window, & cryed”
“But whensoever the call came, being so constituted, it was manifest that he should adapt, should adjust himself to the unwonted pressure of new conditions.”
“In a moment, however, all the unwonted sensations were gone.”
“And here on the crest, three hours afterward, he emerged, tired and sweaty, garments torn and face and hands scratched, but with sparkling eyes and an unwonted zestfulness of expression.”
“My pulse rushed up in an unwonted manner, yet my rage mounted with it.”
“But the next instant, one of the boatmen, placidly lighting his pipe, was startled by an unwonted harshness in his captain's voice.”
“I to know that his willingness to talk was most unwonted and was where the liquor gave him away.”
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