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Extraordinaire vs. Extraordinary

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Extraordinaireadjective

(postpositive) Extraordinary, remarkable, outstanding.

Extraordinaryadjective

Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual.

Extraordinaireadjective

(postpositive) (of a person) Particularly skilled; unusually active; particularly successful.

‘He was a dancer extraordinaire.’; ‘Charlie Parker, saxophonist extraordinaire, released many records.’;

Extraordinaryadjective

Remarkably good.

‘an extraordinary poet’;

Extraordinairenoun

Something particularly remarkable or outstanding.

Extraordinaryadjective

Special or supernumerary.

‘the physician extraordinary in a royal household’; ‘an extraordinary professor in a German university’;

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Extraordinarynoun

Anything that goes beyond what is ordinary.

Extraordinaryadjective

Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.

‘Which disposeTo something extraordinary my thoughts.’;

Extraordinaryadjective

Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.

Extraordinaryadjective

Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.

Extraordinarynoun

That which is extraordinary; - used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.

‘Their extraordinary did consist especially in the matter of prayers and devotions.’;

Extraordinaryadjective

beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable;

‘extraordinary authority’; ‘an extraordinary achievement’; ‘her extraordinary beauty’; ‘enjoyed extraordinary popularity’; ‘an extraordinary capacity for work’; ‘an extraordinary session of the legislature’;

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Extraordinaryadjective

far more than usual or expected;

‘an extraordinary desire for approval’; ‘it was an over-the-top experience’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials;

‘an ambassador extraordinary’;

Extraordinaryadjective

very unusual or remarkable

‘it is extraordinary that no consultation took place’; ‘the extraordinary plumage of the male’;

Extraordinaryadjective

unusually great

‘young children need extraordinary amounts of attention’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of a meeting) specially convened

‘an extraordinary session of the Congress’;

Extraordinaryadjective

(of an official) specially employed in addition to the usual staff

‘an Ambassador Extraordinary’;

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Extraordinarynoun

an item in a company's accounts not arising from its normal activities.

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