|1.||[ adjective ] not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind|
"uncommon birds" "frost and floods are uncommon during these months" "an uncommon liking for money" "his mother's uncommon character and ability"
|Related terms:||common especial rare unusual unwonted red-carpet unusual extraordinary commonness|
|2.||[ adjective ] marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind|
"what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell "a rare skill" "an uncommon sense of humor" "she was kind to an uncommon degree"