abnormal /əbˈnɔːm(ə)l/


I. adjective

deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying

the illness is recognizable from the patient’s abnormal behaviour.
– origin mid 19th cent.: alteration (by association with Latin abnormis ‘monstrous’) of 16th-cent. anormal, from French, variant of anomal, via Latin from Greek anōmalos (see anomalous).

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