Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not according to wont or custom; unusual.

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Usage examples "unwonted":

  1. The sunlight flooded the dining- room and roused old grandfather Westcott to unwonted life, so that he stirred in his chair and was quite unusually talkative. - "Fortitude", Hugh Walpole.
  2. " And a deuced fine, handsome old woman, too," said Rolph, with an unwonted show of affection, for he passed his arm about her, and kissed her warmly. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
  3. Meanwhile the English treasury had been put to enormous charges, and the English people groaned beneath the unwonted tax burdens which they had to bear. - "Benjamin Franklin", John Torrey Morse, Jr..