Abnormal vs Uncommon - What's the difference?

abnormal | uncommon |


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?

abnormal

English

Alternative forms

* anormal * (obsolete) abnormous

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type.
  • * 1899 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), A Duet , ch. 6:
  • And then after an abnormal meal, which was either a very late breakfast or a very early lunch, they drove on to Victoria Station.
  • Of or pertaining to that which is abnormal, in particular, behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health.
  • * 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.

    Synonyms

    * aberrant, anomalous, atypical, exceptional, extraordinary, irregular, odd, strange, unusual.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or object that is not normal.
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    uncommon

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Rare; not readily found; unusual.
  • Bald eagles are an uncommon sighting in this state
  • Remarkable; exceptional.
  • The diamond was of uncommon size