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adjective: Unusual or unaccustomed.
From un- + Middle English woned, wont (accustomed), past participle of wonen (to be used to, to dwell). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wen- (to desire or to strive for), which is also the source of wish, win, Venus, overweening, venerate, venison, and banyan, venial, and ween. Earliest documented use: 1553.
“[The play] looks at why the placid-seeming Howe was driven to such unwonted ferocity.”
Michael Billington; Dead Sheep Review; The Guardian (London, UK); Apr 6, 2015.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. -William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher (4 May 1845-1879)