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Not having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing; uncharacteristic:‘he considers the film untypical of college movies’
unusual, uncommon, atypical, untypical, non-typical, unrepresentative, rare, isolated, irregular, anomalous, deviant, deviating, divergent, wayward, aberrant, freak, freakishView synonyms
- ‘His speech - as much a tirade against British military incompetence and colonialism as an Anzac service prologue - was as untypical for a New Zealander at an Anzac service as it was sharp.’
- ‘His views are not untypical, and in my years following this sport, I cannot recall an issue that has caused such a sustained level of complaint over an extended period from senior figures.’
- ‘Modern football is utterly absorbed by the here-and-now, so it was untypical, and poignant, to hear fans acclaim a figure from another era.’
- ‘Here is one, I suspect not untypical, example of not acknowledging culture and its practitioners.’
- ‘There are a number of features which are untypical of the way Danielle would express herself.’
- ‘He said that the queues and delays along London Road are not untypical of urban areas.’
- ‘In the next few days I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary as manager of York City and it has certainly been a typically untypical week.’
- ‘The 22 miles I'm walking each day is not an untypical distance for a family to go and get water.’
- ‘He said: ‘We then expect a request for more information and that would not be untypical when you are dealing with projects of this size.’’
- ‘The sheer weight of the surprise may partially explain such a starkly untypical response.’
- ‘In this untypical but engaging sports autobiography, he portrays himself as a man of destiny, overcoming all obstacles in the way of England's Rugby World Cup victory.’
- ‘Ireland has achieved its aim of becoming, in economic and political terms at least, a fairly typical European country, untypical only in the rapid pace with which it has pursued prosperity.’
- ‘Martinique and Guadeloupe are untypical of the Caribbean.’
- ‘He was simply trying to distract from his careless and untypical error by being funny.’
- ‘It was only seasoned presidential watchers who detected a slightly rushed delivery, and who noticed an untypical red flush develop below the make-up line on her neck as the press conference wore on.’
- ‘Last Friday's business news was not untypical: the financial news wires now march to the constant drumbeat of corporate malfeasance.’
- ‘The sheer number and age range of those involved is what makes it untypical.’
- ‘The recent case of compensation for a traveller detained in a head-lock when trying to run for a train was extreme but not untypical.’
- ‘Local wars were habitually regarded as something temporary, accidental, untypical and uncharacteristic of the modem armed warfare, and unworthy of a serious study.’
- ‘Keep in mind that animals are also often traumatized by captivity and display bizarre behavior untypical of their kind unless treated with respect and dignity.’
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