When someone or something is very different from all the others in a group, we use the adjective "unique." In some cases, it’s similar to the word "original."
- This band has a unique sound. (They have an original sound.)
- Her hairstyle is very unique. No one else has anything like it.
- Tony has a unique way of playing soccer.
- That table is quite unique. It’s one of a kind.
- Their company takes a unique approach to solving problems.
The adverb form of this word is "uniquely."
- She’s uniquely qualified to fill this position.
- The house is uniquely situated within walking distance of both the city center and the beach.
- The store carries jewelry uniquely created for people who are socially conscious.
While fairly common in Europe, this Citroen would be considered unique in the United States.
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First published on April 10, 2013. Updated on April 23, 2017.