Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being unusual.
  • n. Something unusual; an aberration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unusual; uncommonness; infrequency; rareness of occurrence; rarity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. uncommonness by virtue of being unusual

Etymologies

unusual +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When we look at unusual means, what it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises these serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2008

  • BILLY SOTHERN, KENNEDY'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY: When we look at unusualness, whether it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises these serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2008

  • BILLY SOTHERN, ATTORNEY FOR CONVICTED RAPIST: When we look at unusualness, what it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises these serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2008

  • BILLY SOTHERN, ATTORNEY FOR CONVICTED RAPIST: When we look at unusualness, what it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises the serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2008

  • BILLY SOTHERN, KENNEDY'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY: When we look at unusualness, what it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises these serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2008

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When we look at unusualness, whether it means to be cruel and unusual, this is exactly the kind of unusualness that raises these serious concerns about the constitutionality of Mr. Kennedy's death sentence.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2008

  • For example, a searcher looked around, inquired discreetly around, after people who seemed to have whatever kind of unusualness was logical for a traveler residing in the given milieu.

    There Will Be Time

  • For example, a searcher looked around, inquired discreetly around, after people who seemed to have whatever kind of unusualness was logical for a traveler residing in the given mi­lieu.

    Two in Time

  • This is almost certainly an artifact of the data, rather than an actual increase in the unusualness of the.

    Apparently “the” was in short supply during the Depression « Motivated Grammar

  • With a quantity or pitch even more of genius or unusualness in him than in Jerry, Michael learned more quickly, and since the way of his education was singing, he came to sing far beyond the best Villa

    CHAPTER XI

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