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Definitions of "extraordinary"

  • Beyond what is ordinary or usual: extraordinary authority. adjective
  • Highly exceptional; remarkable: an extraordinary achievement. adjective
  • Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion: a minister extraordinary; an extraordinary professor. adjective
  • Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual; adjective
  • Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary adjective
  • Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful. adjective
  • Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service. adjective
  • That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural. noun
  • Being beyond or out of the common order or rule; not of the usual, customary, or regular kind; not ordinary: as, extraordinary evils require extraordinary remedies.
  • Not pertaining to a regular system or sequence; exceptional; special: as, an extraordinary courier or messenger; an ambassador extraordinary; the extraordinary jurisdiction of a court; a gazette extraordinary.
  • In universities, relating to studies outside of the regular curriculum, or to lectures not recognized by the university as of the first rank of importance.
  • Exceeding the common degree or measure; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful: as, the extraordinary genius of Shakspere; an edifice of extraordinary grandeur.
  • Synonyms Unusual, singular, extra, unwonted, signal, egregious, marvelous, prodigious, strange, preposterous.
  • Anything uncommon or unusual; a thing exceeding the usual order, practice, or method. noun
  • An express messenger or courier. noun
  • Extra expense or indulgence. noun
  • In the British service, an allowance to troops beyond the gross pay, such as the expenses for barracks, encampments, etc. noun
  • Remarkably; exceptionally; extraordinarily.
  • far more than usual or expected adjective

The word "extraordinary" in example sentences

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I use the term extraordinary because the event was organized around the launch of the U.S. studio of the Russian news service, 'The Voice of Russia.'. [Andrei Bystritsky: Another Re-Set In Russian-American Relations]

Mr. Obama also thanked Australian troops for making what he described as extraordinary contributions in Afghanistan.. [Obama Warns Violence by Libya Government 'Unacceptable']

Saying Americans are still grieving and in shock, President Obama cited what he called extraordinary courage of people who fought to subdue the suspected gunman.. [Obama, Sarkozy Discuss Global Economy, World Hotspots]

Obama said millions of Americans with Irish roots regard Ireland as the "homeland" of what he called their "extraordinary traditions.". [Obama: US 'Inspired' by Ireland's Efforts to Bring Peace to Northern Ireland]

“Vice President Cheney, I think, continues to defend what he calls extraordinary measures or procedures when it comes to interrogations and from my view waterboarding is torture,” Obama said.. [Obama and Holder Must Prosecute War Crimes or Become Guilty of Them Themselves]

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The committee praised what it called his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.. [CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2009]

Tonight, we're reporting on the president's demands for what he calls extraordinary action to tackle a worsening recession.. [CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2009]

SNOW: Obama said it will take what he calls extraordinary policy responses to tackle an economic crisis of historic proportion.. [CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2008]

Said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, he and members oppose the bill, but welcome the debate as a way of airing what he calls the extraordinary progress in Iraq over the last six months -- another sign, perhaps, that the war is no longer universally viewed as political poison.. [CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2008]

Mbeki praised Mlambo-Ngcuka for what he called her extraordinary energy and dedication to work coupled with an ability to demand and get results from all.. [ANC Daily News Briefing]

MCINTYRE: U.S. commanders insist the Taliban have suffered what they called extraordinary losses in the last three or four weeks.. [CNN Transcript May 22, 2006]

Angered by what they call extraordinary restrictions, pro-government Iranian journalists have urged their leaders to retaliate by not issuing visas to American journalists.. [CNN Transcript Apr 28, 2006]

Nevertheless, U.S. commanders pointed out that the Taliban in Afghanistan have suffered what they called extraordinary losses in the last three or four weeks.. [CNN Transcript May 22, 2006]

ROTH: In 2005, the U.S. government issued only a handful of visas to Iranian journalists, angered by what they call extraordinary restrictions.. [CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2006]

Nevertheless, U.S. commanders point out that the Taliban have suffered what they call extraordinary losses in the last three or four weeks.. [CNN Transcript May 22, 2006]

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