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What is the opposite of usual?

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Opposite of of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
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Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Opposite of well-known or long established
“The obscure reference to a bygone era was as mysterious as it was intriguing.”
Opposite of fixed or arranged in advance
“They may trap you for several years on a variable rate which could prove expensive in the long run.”
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 occurring regularly or recurrently
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 usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year
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.”
Opposite of currently popular or in demand
Opposite of trendy or in fashion
Opposite of socially acceptable
“I also let him know that lying was a totally unacceptable thing to do.”
Opposite of causing one to feel bored
“The Shoin Building, a noble summer house constructed in Japan and reassembled on the island, allows for some interesting viewing.”
Opposite of exhibiting timeless quality
“The pictures reflect an interest in the ephemeral, impermanent, transient nature of the world.”
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.”
Opposite of considerable though not outstanding in size or amount
“The guests appear to be disgruntled after having an insufficient amount to eat and drink this evening.”
(colloquial) Opposite of used as an intensifier, especially in derogatory contexts
“Admittedly, I was a partial supporter of his philosophies, up until the point where he was exposed as a fraud.”
Opposite of a standard or pattern that is typical or expected
“His campaign would be a debacle, and he would be driven from one extremity to another.”
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