What is the opposite of common?

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Adjective
Opposite of having ordinary, or no special, characteristics
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“He bought himself an unconventional solar-powered car out of concern for the environment.”
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Opposite of occurring on a regular basis
“He was dedicated to his work, but would sometimes have a rare lapse in concentration.”
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Opposite of mutual or held in common by many
“There is a rare belief held by some that the earth is flat.”
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Opposite of pertaining to a collective
“Both parties were only interested in furthering their personal agendas.”
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Opposite of used by a number of people as a group
“Rooms with private bathrooms at the hostel would cost more than those without.”
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Opposite of having low social or economic rank
“The aristocratic folk lacked empathy for the working class, whose plight they could never envisage for themselves.”
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(of behavior) Opposite of lacking in refinement
“Your refined etiquette during dinner last night certainly impressed my parents.”
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Opposite of easily found or obtainable
“The seabeach amaranth is a rare plant that is a threatened species.”
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Opposite of average, or below average, in quality
“It was an exceptional performance with outstanding qualities.”
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(of an object) Opposite of low in quality
“It was a high-quality work of art made from the most exquisite of materials.”
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Opposite of so often used that it has become repetitive and tiresome
“In what has become an industry of old clichés, Coach Graham gave a rare and fresh interview that encapsulates his team's success.”
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Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
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Opposite of unanimous or undivided
“All judges were asked to vote, but the panel was divided in their deliberation for a resounding winner.”
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Opposite of tending to favor established ideas, conditions, or institutions
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Opposite of held by, or applicable to, a majority of the people in an area or country
“It may be an unpopular opinion, but I think that summer is by far the worst season of the four.”
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Opposite of of an acceptable or satisfactory standard
“Standards are above average, but achievement is poor as a result of unsatisfactory teaching and attendance.”
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Opposite of average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
“We have great respect for them as a company.”
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Opposite of used, done, or happening on a habitual basis
“Sometimes my usual hairstylist goes on vacation, and I have to resort to my backup hairdresser.”
Adjective
Opposite of having received approval
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