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ex·traor·di·nar·y

extraordinary

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stror dih neI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very unusual; far beyond the ordinary.
We marveled at the extraordinary paintings in the museum.
synonyms:
exceptional
antonyms:
everyday, ordinary
similar words:
curious, extreme, fantastic, freak, great, incredible, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, sensational, special, strange, terrific, tremendous, uncommon, unusual
definition 2: wonderful; remarkable.
Our teacher told us we did extraordinary work last week.
synonyms:
distinctive
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
freak, notable, remarkable, sensational, signal, tremendous, wonderful
derivation: extraordinarily (adv.)
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The word extraordinary contains the following parts:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
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In Latin, "extrem" is the superlative form of "exter," just as in English "most" is the superlative form of "more." "Extrem," which is the basis of the basis of the English word "extreme " and its derivations, thus means "most outside" or "most beyond."
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-
 
ord, ordin Latin root that means row, rank, order
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary, fragmentary), forming adjectives.