Abnormal vs Uncommon - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abnormal and uncommon
is that abnormal
is not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type while uncommon
is rare; not readily found; unusual.
As a noun abnormal
is a person or object that is not normal.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* (obsolete) abnormous
Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type.
* 1899 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), A Duet , ch. 6:
Of or pertaining to that which is abnormal, in particular, behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health.
- And then after an abnormal meal, which was either a very late breakfast or a very early lunch, they drove on to Victoria Station.
* 1904 , (Jack London), The Sea Wolf , ch. 23:
- Furuseth was right; I was abnormal , an "emotionless monster," a strange bookish creature, capable of pleasuring in sensations only of the mind.
* aberrant, anomalous, atypical, exceptional, extraordinary, irregular, odd, strange, unusual.
A person or object that is not normal.
Rare; not readily found; unusual.
- Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state
- The diamond was of uncommon size