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1. abnormal

adjective. ['æbˈnɔrməl'] not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm.

Synonyms

  • vicarious
  • deviate
  • freakish
  • supernormal
  • atypical
  • aberrant
  • brachydactylic
  • anomalous
  • irregular
  • insane
  • subnormal
  • deviant
  • defective
  • antidromic
  • perverted
  • kinky
  • normality
  • unnatural
  • normalcy

Antonyms

  • sane
  • normal
  • unexchangeable
  • sadist

Etymology

  • ab- (English)
  • normal (English)
  • normalis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Abnormal

  • paranormal
  • informal
  • formal

Example sentences of the word abnormal


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A criminologist studies abnormal social behavior and uses that knowledge to predict how criminals will behave.

2. Adjective
Install a new cutting blade if a bent or unbalanced blade is the culprit for abnormal vibration.

Quotes containing the word abnormal


1. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal.
- Elie Wiesel

2. When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
- George Bernard Shaw, Getting Married

3. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal.
- Elie Wiesel

2. abnormal

adjective. ['æbˈnɔrməl'] much greater than the normal.

Antonyms

  • primary

Etymology

  • ab- (English)
  • normal (English)
  • normalis (Latin)

3. abnormal

adjective. ['æbˈnɔrməl'] departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development.

Antonyms

  • masochist

Etymology

  • ab- (English)
  • normal (English)
  • normalis (Latin)
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