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Meaning of ABNORMAL

Pronunciation:  ab'normul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  much greater than the normal; "abnormal profits"; "abnormal ambition"
  2. [adj]  not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
  3. [adj]  (psychology) departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality"

ABNORMAL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aberrant, anomalous, antidromic, atypical, brachydactylic, brachydactylous, defective, deviant, exceptional(a), freakish, immoderate, irregular, kinky, perverted, subnormal, supernormal, vicarious
 Antonyms: normal
 See Also: insane



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*nor"mal\, a. [For earlier anormal.F. anormal, LL.
anormalus for anomalus, Gr. ?. Confused with L. abnormis. See
{Anomalous}, {Abnormous}, {Anormal}.]
Not conformed to rule or system; deviating from the type;
anomalous; irregular. ``That deviating from the type;
anomalous; irregular. '' --Froude.

Thesaurus Terms
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