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Roget category 83

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.4. Order
›› 1.4.5. Order as regards categories

#83. Unconformity


nonconformity etc. 82unconformity, disconformityunconventionality, informality, abnormity, abnormality, anomalyanomalousness etc. adj. exception, peculiarityinfraction of law, breach, of law, violation of law, violation of custom, violation of usage, infringement of law, infringement of custom, infringement of usageteratism, eccentricity, bizarrerie, oddity, je ne sais quoi [Fr.], monster, monstrosity, rarityfreak, freak of Nature, weirdo, mutantrouser, snorter [U.S.].
individuality, idiosyncrasy, originality, mannerism.
aberrationirregularityvarietysingularityexemptionsalvo etc. (qualification) 469.
nonconformistnondescript, character, original, nonesuch, nonsuch, monster, prodigy, wonder, miracle, curiosity, flying fish, black sheep, black swan, lusus naturae [Lat.], rara avis [Lat.], queer fishmongrel, random breedhalf-caste, half-blood, half-breedmetis [Lat.], crossbreed, hybrid, mule, hinny, mulattotertium quid [Lat.], hermaphrodite.
[Mythical animals] phoenix, chimera, hydra, sphinx, minotaurgriffin, griffoncentaursaggittarykraken, cockatrice, wyvern, roc, dragon, sea serpentmermaid, merman, merfolkunicornCyclops, men whose heads do grow beneath their men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders" [Othello]; teratology.
[unconformable to the surroundings] fish out of waterneither one thing nor another, neither fish nor fowl, neither fish flesh nor fowl nor good red neither fish flesh nor fowl nor good red herring one in a million, one in a way, one in a thousandoutcast, outlawoff the beaten trackoasis.


be uncomformable etc. adj. — abnormalizeleave the beaten track, leave the beaten pathinfringe a law, infringe a habit, infringe a usage, infringe a custom, break a law, break a habit, break a usage, break a custom, violate a law, violate a habit, violate a usage, violate a customdrive a coach and six throughstretch a pointhave no business therebaffle all description, beggar all description.


uncomformable, exceptionalabnormal, abnormousanomalous, anomalisticout of order, out of place, out of keeping, out of tune, out of one's elementirregular, arbitraryteratogeniclawless, informal, aberrant, stray, wandering, wantonpeculiar, exclusive, unnatural, eccentric, egregiousout of the beaten track, off the beaten track, out of the common, out of the common runbeyond the pale of, out of the pale ofmisplacedfunny.
unusual, unaccustomed, uncustomary, unwonted, uncommonrare, curious, odd, extraordinary, out of the ordinarystrange, monstrouswonderful etc. 870unexpected, unaccountableoutre [Fr.], out of the way, remarkable, noteworthyqueer, quaint, nondescript, none such, sui generis [Lat.]unfashionablefantastic, grotesque, bizarreoutlandish, exotic, tombe des nues [Fr.], preternaturaldenaturalized.
heterogeneous, heteroclite [Gramm.], amorphous, mongrel, amphibious, epicene, half blood, hybridandrogynous, androgynalasymmetric etc. 243adelomorphous, bisexual, hermaphrodite, monoclinous.
qualified etc. 469.
singular, unique, one-of-a-kind.
newfangled, novel, non-classicaloriginal, unconventional, unheard of, unfamiliarundescribed, unprecedented, unparalleled, unexampled.


unconformably etc. adj. — except, unless, save barring, beside, without, save and except, let alone.
however, yet, but.
once in a blue moon, once in a million years.


what on earth!, what in the world!, What the devil!, Holy cow!, Can you top that —? Sacre bleu [Fr.].


never was seen the like, never was heard the like, never was known the like.
I could hardly believe itI saw it, but I didn't believe it.

The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.

Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.

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