from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unusual or atypical: an uncharacteristic display of anger.
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- adj. Not characteristic
- adj. Out of character; behavior that is unusual for a given person or thing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. distinctive and not typical
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A break-up between two major characters is handled in uncharacteristic fashion, and even the climax of the movie has some nice left turns on its way to its inevitable conclusion.
Conflict between characters was often generated by having one or both of them behaving in uncharacteristic ways, and the large-scale movements of the fleet itself was often due more to arbitrary factors than any compelling story reasons.
For example, sometimes we find ourselves acting in uncharacteristic ways, many times unconsciously, just to support an external perception of who we are amongst others that is no longer true to our being.
The human was startled to find the Vulcan contemplating her from across the room with an expression of uncharacteristic warmth.
Then, as though realizing his expression was uncharacteristic of the Perry LaSalle we all knew, he blew out his breath and grinned.
But then it is kind of uncharacteristic, most thunderstorms and tornadoes move through at a higher speed than what these were traveling at.
She met Rusty Yates, and in a move that was kind of uncharacteristic for her, she makes an effort to introduce herself to him.
Drug developer Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday recalled a batch of 19,000 bottles of the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor, citing a consumer complaint about an "uncharacteristic" odor.
Lipitor on complaints of an "uncharacteristic" odor.
NEW YORK AP -- Pfizer is recalling a lot of 19,000 bottles of the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor, citing a consumer complaint about an "uncharacteristic" odor.