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  • adj. not typical, atypical, unusual

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  • adj. not representative of a group, class, or type


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  • Fancy that. And here we thought it was madeupical.

    November 24, 2009

  • "Untypical" is less common, but many dictionaries include it (I checked various volumes from Collins, Oxford, and Longman), it has a long history, and it's comprehensible to most English-speakers. Words with the negating "a-" prefix do tend to be problematic due to the variability of that word-initial morpheme, so it's possible that English-speakers would seek out an alternative synonym that is less ambiguous, or better, that they would repeatedly re-coin "un" plus "typical," since that is a construction that is logical and common in English morphology.

    November 24, 2009

  • Pretty sure "untypical" isn't actually supposed to be a real word.

    November 23, 2009

  • Not typically.

    November 23, 2009

  • I need to know if there is supposed to be any difference between "atypical" and "untypical".

    November 23, 2009