AskDefine | Define unwonted

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unwonted adj : out of the ordinary; "an unwonted softness in her face"

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Etymology

From un- + wonted

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being a homophone of unwanted the prononciation of the words is same

Adjective

  1. Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent.
  2. Unused (to); unaccustomed (to) something.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 5.
      we demand the language we are accustomed to, and that which is different from this seems not in keeping but somewhat unintelligible and foreign because of its unwontedness.

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