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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.”
(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.”
(unique) Opposite of not special or different in any way
“They are certainly a unique bunch, aren't they?”
Opposite of meager or little in amount
“This bizarre method of recruitment may explain why a substantial number of eligible candidates refused to apply for the role.”
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Opposite of plain in nature or appearance, without ostentation
Opposite of repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
Opposite of modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
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.”
Opposite of not exciting, adventurous, or controversial
“The first half-hour of the movie was fairly dull, and then it took an exciting and interesting turn.”
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.”
Opposite of not large, elaborate, or expensive
“They held several extravagant wedding celebrations, including one in her home country of India.”
Opposite of elementary, simple or merely functional
“His taste in music is both sophisticated and eclectic.”
Opposite of contemptibly dull and ordinary
(of a person) Opposite of not beautiful or attractive
“Anna was a surprising find as Sieglinde, an attractive woman with a fine soprano voice.”
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.”
Opposite of behaving in a regular manner
“After almost an hour and a half had passed an unexpected electronic bleep disturbed the silence.”
Opposite of accepted as being accurate and authoritative
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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