Definition of 'abnormal'
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I feel more normal in an abnormal environment. The Sun (2016)What was abnormal behaviour five years ago is now seen as totally normal. The Sun (2014)Medicines that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms? Times, Sunday Times (2014)That is more interesting than the normal abnormal childhood of the tennis starlet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such abnormal red cells had previously only been seen in the blood of runners after a marathon. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)The statistical significance of the findings increases with each abnormal result. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And what do we do when we find something abnormal? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Booze binges trigger an abnormal heart rhythm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It can be both normal and abnormal at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It can take ten years for abnormal cells detected by smears to become cancerous. The Sun (2008)Such a programme would also reduce the anxiety caused by an abnormal smear result. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sufferers often hide the illness and deny their behaviour is abnormal. The Sun (2010)Her smear test has shown abnormal cells. The Sun (2009)Reducing the number of abnormal test results would mean a lot less misery for women. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Everything went from really normal to abnormal really quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The drug cannot be used legally without a prescription and has been linked to abnormal growth and disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Reports said that he had been displaying abnormal behaviour and the company had asked his family to come and support him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rather, they were attuned to anything abnormal or unusual that might signal danger. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The tumours can cause abnormal growth and thickened skin, osteoarthritis and premature death from heart disease. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The risk of abnormal heart rhythm rose 61 per cent in the first two months of use. The Sun (2016)Broadly speaking, any cancer is basically an abnormal growth of malignant cells. Understanding Cancer (1987)It leaves sufferers vulnerable to very fast, abnormal heart rhythm. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Blessed with a larger-than-life comic appearance, he has a refreshingly abnormal way of looking at the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You know your body better than anyone else and, if you notice something abnormal with your sight, make sure that you pursue it. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'abnormal'
British English: abnormal /æbˈnɔːməl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is abnormal is unusual in a way that is worrying.
She has an abnormal fear of strangers.
- American English: abnormal
- Arabic: غَيْرُ طَبِيعِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: anormal
- Chinese: 异常
- Croatian: abnormalan
- Czech: abnormální
- Danish: unormal
- Dutch: abnormaal
- European Spanish: anormal
- Finnish: epänormaali
- French: anormal
- German: abnormal
- Greek: αφύσικος
- Italian: anomalo
- Japanese: 異常な
- Korean: 비정상적인
- Norwegian: unormal
- Polish: nienormalny
- European Portuguese: anormal
- Romanian: anormal
- Russian: патологический
- Spanish: anormal
- Swedish: onormal
- Thai: ผิดปรกติ
- Turkish: anormal
- Ukrainian: ненормальний
- Vietnamese: không bình thường
Definition of abnormal from the Collins English Dictionary
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