What is the opposite of ordinary?

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Opposite of usual, routine or normal in nature
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“It is unusual for the weather to be this cold during summer.”
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(extraordinary) 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.”
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(unique) Opposite of not special or different in any way
“They are certainly a unique bunch, aren't they?”
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(in amount) Opposite of meager or little
“This bizarre method of recruitment may explain why a substantial number of eligible candidates refused to apply for the role.”
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Opposite of denotes a humble and unpretentious attitude towards life
“I cannot believe the sense of entitlement from these arrogant and pretentious aristocrats.”
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Opposite of of low birth or social class
“Robert Baratheon was outwardly a man of noble birth, yet commanded little respect from all before him.”
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Opposite of not clearly visible or attracting attention
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Opposite of having no strong positive or negative features
“The politician's speech was dramatic and struck a chord with those who had attended his rally.”
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Opposite of something that is usual or standard
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Opposite of of a level that just barely meets one's needs or standards
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Opposite of contemptibly dull and ordinary
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Opposite of not large, elaborate, or expensive
“They held several extravagant wedding celebrations, including one in her home country of India.”
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Opposite of elementary, simple or merely functional
“His taste in music is both sophisticated and eclectic.”
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Opposite of lacking in refinement or good taste
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Opposite of of or relating to utility
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(of a person) Opposite of not beautiful or attractive
“Anna was a surprising find as Sieglinde, an attractive woman with a fine soprano voice.”
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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.”
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Opposite of accepted as being accurate and authoritative
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Opposite of common or mass
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Opposite of lower in rank or status
“He was now a reputable lawyer and would earn a promotion to the senior role of partner at the law firm.”
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