uncharacteristic

[ kar-ik-tuh-ris-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF uncharacteristic
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Suddenly he did a simple thing, but so uncharacteristic that it moved her.

And this was most uncharacteristic of Goil, particularly in a situation like this one.

This outburst, so uncharacteristic and so unexpected, did not bear for him a grain of pathos.

He looked with uncharacteristic alertness at the inexpressive face of the leisurely narrator.

But it was not the cry of victory; there was an uncharacteristic lack of finality in the clergyman's tone.

He paused briefly at the door, touched with an uncharacteristic flash of sour humor.

He did not know that she had rebuked Jim Dyckman with uncharacteristic wrath for the attack.

It was as startling as it was uncharacteristic, and the first exhibition of club-fright witnessed by any of the company.

He gave up trying when he found Jennifer eying him with uncharacteristic uncertainty.

Isobel guided him, her voice quiet and still maintaining its uncharacteristic demure quality.

WORD ORIGIN

1753, from un- (1) "not" + characteristic (adj.). Related: Uncharacteristically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNCHARACTERISTIC

atypic

adjectiveunusual
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