Definitions of extraordinary

  1. beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; " extraordinary authority"; " an extraordinary achievement"; " her extraordinary beauty"; " enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; " an extraordinary capacity for work"; " an extraordinary session of the legislature"
  2. far more than usual or expected; " an extraordinary desire for approval"; " it was an over- the- top experience"
  3. ( of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials; " an ambassador extraordinary"
  4. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
  5. Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
  6. Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
  7. That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
  8. Unusual; remarkable; rare; eminent; special.
  9. Extraordinarily.
  10. Beyond ordinary; not usual or regular; wonderful; special.
  11. Not usual; wonderful; special.
  12. Being beyond the ordinary; remarkable; special.
  13. Beyond or out of the common order; exceeding the common degree or measure; remarkable; rare; wonderful; special; sent for a special purpose or on a particular occasion.
  14. Anything extraordinary.
  15. Beyond ordinary or usual; uncommon; remarkable; special.
  16. In an uncommon degree.

Usage examples for extraordinary

  1. I see nothing extraordinary in the fact that we are not going." – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  2. Verwaltungsbericht is one of those extraordinary words which are so long that when you look at one end of the word you cannot see the other end. – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  3. Lord, we are an extraordinary family! – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  4. That is very extraordinary – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  5. " But this is extraordinary Lord Badgery exclaimed. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  6. But there was something that made it extraordinary something connected with Androvsky. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  7. Some things the younger brother had forgotten about him, the beauty of the dark face that looked as if it had been cut out of rock, the extraordinary signs of strength, in spite of that which might have appealed to pity. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. " My story is an extraordinary one. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  9. " An extraordinary thing happened. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  10. It was too extraordinary to be true. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. You are an extraordinary woman, widow. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  12. For a long time I puzzled over the whole extraordinary experience. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. But isn't it too extraordinary – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  14. Clare was quite extraordinary I have never seen her anything like it- she talked the whole time, laughed, almost shouted. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. They were extraordinary eyes. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. On Christmas day Karen had a son, a child of extraordinary beauty, that brought his soul into the world with him. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  17. I think you are the most extraordinary person I ever met. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  18. I mean, how extraordinary that it should be your aunt that Madeline's going to stay with. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. Here an extraordinary thing happened. – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  20. He praised you most warmly and apologized for your extraordinary conduct. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse