Meaning of uncharacteristic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌnkarəktəˈrɪstɪk/

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  • Not typical of a particular person or thing.

    ‘an uncharacteristic display of temper’
    • ‘And then, just when he had reason to be content with a display of uncharacteristic tenacity, he missed an easy putt for par on the last.’
    • ‘At first glance, it was a curiously cold moment, uncharacteristic of such a popular and outgoing figure.’
    • ‘Whatever was amiss, and something definitely was, this was a most uncharacteristic display by Munster.’
    • ‘He crossed the room and threw his arms around his twin in an uncharacteristic display of emotions.’
    • ‘Last month, the flamboyant Messier appeared to accept his downfall with uncharacteristic humility, and departed.’
    • ‘Lying awake last night in an uncharacteristic attack of insomnia, I started wondering about the height of various bloggers.’
    • ‘The authors offered neither diagnosis nor cure for their inexplicable and uncharacteristic lack of hospitality.’
    • ‘When it comes to final verdicts, Scotland gave it their best shot once some uncharacteristic problems in the line-out had been ironed out.’
    • ‘The poll tax actions were neither new nor uncharacteristic.’
    • ‘A fortnight ago it was his uncharacteristic blunder which helped Celtic take the initiative in the first Old Firm game of the season.’
    • ‘In one appearance, after the first bout of bombing, he was wearing uncharacteristic horn-rimmed spectacles.’
    • ‘Other symptoms can be an aversion to bright light, an inability to speak or control movement and uncharacteristic behaviour.’
    • ‘An uncharacteristic lull in the match might have given Airdrie a false sense of security, but the third came in 62 minutes.’
    • ‘If you were in the north of England on Saturday and you heard this uncharacteristic outburst, I apologise if I alarmed you.’
    • ‘His many readers, including me, had become increasingly puzzled and concerned by his uncharacteristic silence.’
    • ‘Again, though, a lot of people made uncharacteristic mistakes at inopportune moments that cost Scotland dearly.’
    • ‘So what drew Offenbach to such uncharacteristic subject matter?’
    • ‘His family said that was uncharacteristic as he rarely drank.’
    • ‘Greta Garbo retired in 1941 after the failure of the uncharacteristic comedy Two-Faced Woman.’
    • ‘He recalls he wanted to become a priest for her, a seemingly uncharacteristic trait for one now so sceptical of the Catholic church.’
    unusual, uncommon, unconventional, novel, different, exotic, alternative, unorthodox, odd, peculiar, curious, atypical, uncharacteristic, unwonted, abnormal, anomalous, aberrant, out of the ordinary