unwonted[un wôn′tid, -wōn′-, -wän′-, -wun′-]
- not common, usual, or habitual; rare: to speak with unwonted severity
- Archaic not accustomed or used: usually with to
Origin: un- plush wonted
- unwontedly adverb
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- Not habitual or ordinary; unusual: “Her unwonted breach of delicacy . . . perplexed him” (George Meredith).
- Not accustomed; unused.
- un·wontˈed·ly adverb
- un·wontˈed·ness noun