abnormous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin abnormis, from ab- + norma (rule), combined with -ous. For more, see normal.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæbˌnɔɹ.məs/, /əbˈnɔɹ.məs/

AdjectiveEdit

abnormous (comparative more abnormous, superlative most abnormous)

  1. (archaic) Abnormal; irregular; misshapen. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
    • A character of a more abnormous cast than his equally suspected coadjutor. - State Trials

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6
Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 05:01