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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-nawr-mal-i-tee]
    • /ˌæb nɔrˈmæl ɪ ti/
    • /ˌæb.nɔːˈmæl.ə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-nawr-mal-i-tee]
    • /ˌæb nɔrˈmæl ɪ ti/

Definitions of abnormality word

  • variable noun abnormality An abnormality in something, especially in a person's body or behaviour, is an unusual part or feature of it that may be worrying or dangerous. 3
  • noun abnormality an abnormal feature, event, etc 3
  • noun abnormality a physical malformation; deformity 3
  • noun abnormality deviation from the typical or usual; irregularity 3
  • noun abnormality the quality or condition of being abnormal 3
  • noun abnormality an abnormal thing; malformation 3

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Origin of abnormality

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; abnormal + -ity

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Parts of speech for Abnormality


abnormality popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abnormality

noun abnormality

  • anomaly — If something is an anomaly, it is different from what is usual or expected.
  • flaw — Also called windflaw. a sudden, usually brief windstorm or gust of wind.
  • deformity — A deformity is a part of someone's body which is not the normal shape because of injury or illness, or because they were born this way.
  • irregularity — the quality or state of being irregular.
  • deviation — Deviation means doing something that is different from what people consider to be normal or acceptable.

Antonyms for abnormality

noun abnormality

  • regularity — usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
  • sameness — the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
  • as usual — You use as usual to indicate that you are describing something that normally happens or that is normally the case.
  • conformity — If something happens in conformity with something such as a law or someone's wishes, it happens as the law says it should, or as the person wants it to.
  • uniformity — the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness, homogeneity, or regularity: uniformity of style.

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