Un·com·mon a. Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage.
Syn: -- Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted.
-- Un*com*mon*ly, adv. -- Un*com*mon*ness, n.
adj 1: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in
amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon
birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these
months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an
uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt
to his mother's uncommon character and ability" [ant:
2: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or
extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in
June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of
humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree" [syn: rare]