What is the opposite of normal?

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Adjective
Opposite of that which is typical or expected
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“They all found it rather unusual that he would get up so early in the morning.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the typical qualities associated with a particular group or kind
“It's abnormal for him to be slurring his speech like that.”
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Opposite of having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions
“Only an insane person would get that close to a Great White and take a selfie.”
Adjective
(geometry) Opposite of perpendicular to a tangent of a curve or derivative of a surface
“His work used a special coordinate system on a surface such as isothermic and tangential coordinates.”
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(mathematics, statistics) Opposite of adhering to or being what is considered regular in a particular field
“It is necessary to augment the basic concepts to give them a meaning when there are irregular values.”
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Opposite of exhibiting or exercising prudence
“The hope that irrational people will act rationally is a perpetual delusion of the level-headed.”
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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 often observed or encountered
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
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Opposite of enjoying health and vigor
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
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Opposite of not special or different in any way
“We were loved and cherished by extraordinary teachers, with whom I remained friends with in later life.”
Adjective
Opposite of something that is usual or standard
Adjective
Opposite of to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable
Adjective
Opposite of average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
“We have great respect for them as a company.”
Adjective
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.”
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Opposite of having received approval
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Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
(of a quantity) Opposite of calculated as a mean or average
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Opposite of accepted as being accurate and authoritative
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Opposite of relating to the body, as opposed to the mind
“He perhaps did not have the mental capacity to grasp how dire the situation was.”
Adjective
Opposite of based on sound reasoning or information
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Opposite of in accordance with regulations
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Opposite of inherited, native
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Opposite of closely following a formula or predictable pattern
Adjective
Opposite of bodily
Adjective
Opposite of having a normal (usual, ordinary) way of processing sensory, linguistic, and social information
Adjective
Opposite of fixed or arranged in advance
Noun
Opposite of the usual state of something
“A change was introduced to the system to improve its processes and operation.”
Noun
(extreme) Opposite of what is typical of a group, class, or series
“His campaign would be a debacle, and he would be driven from one extremity to another.”
Noun
(exception) Opposite of what is typical of a group, class, or series
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