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4 definitions found
 for abnormal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abnormal \Ab*nor"mal\, a. [For earlier anormal, F. anormal, LL.
     anormalus for anomalus, Gr. ?. Confused with L. abnormis. See
     Anomalous, Abnormous, Anormal.]
     Not conformed to rule or system; deviating from the type;
     anomalous; irregular. "That deviating from the type;
     anomalous; irregular. " --Froude.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abnormal
      adj 1: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming
             to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal
             amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal
             interest in food" [syn: abnormal, unnatural] [ant:
             normal]
      2: departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and
         development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their
         child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality" [ant:
         normal]
      3: much greater than the normal; "abnormal profits"; "abnormal
         ambition"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  155 Moby Thesaurus words for "abnormal":
     aberrant, abominable, absurd, amorphous, anomalistic, anomalous,
     atrocious, atypical, bereft of reason, brainsick, crackbrained,
     cracked, crank, crankish, cranky, crazed, crazy, criminal,
     crotchety, daft, delinquent, deluded, demented, deprived of reason,
     deranged, deviant, deviative, different, disgraceful, disoriented,
     disproportionate, distraught, divergent, dotty, eccentric, erratic,
     evil, exceptional, fey, flaky, flighty, formless, freakish, funny,
     hallucinated, hardly the thing, heteroclite, heteromorphic,
     idiocratic, idiosyncratic, ignominious, illegal, improper,
     inappropriate, incoherent, incommensurable, incommensurate,
     incompatible, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsistent, inconsonant,
     incorrect, indecorous, infamous, insane, irrational,
     irreconcilable, irregular, kinky, kooky, loco, lunatic, mad,
     maddened, maggoty, manic, mazed, mental, mentally deficient,
     meshuggah, moon-struck, non compos, non compos mentis,
     not all there, not done, not right, not the thing, nutty, odd,
     oddball, of unsound mind, off, off-base, off-color, off-key,
     out of proportion, out-of-line, oxymoronic, paradoxical, peculiar,
     preternatural, psycho, queer, quirky, reasonless, sacrilegious,
     scandalous, screwball, screwy, self-contradictory, senseless,
     shameful, shameless, shapeless, sick, sinful, singular, stark-mad,
     stark-staring mad, strange, stray, straying, subnormal, terrible,
     tetched, touched, twisted, unbalanced, unconventional, uncustomary,
     undue, unfit, unfitting, unhinged, unlawful, unnatural, unregular,
     unrepresentative, unrighteous, unsane, unseemly, unsettled,
     unsound, unsuitable, untypical, unusual, unwonted, wacky,
     wandering, whimsical, wicked, witless, wrong, wrongful
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ABNORMAL, adj.  Not conforming to standard.  In matters of thought and
  conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be
  detested.  Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the
  straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself. 
  Whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and
  the hope of Hell.
  

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