The difference between Abnormal and Extraordinary

When used as nouns, abnormal means a person or object that is not normal, whereas extraordinary means anything that goes beyond what is ordinary.

When used as adjectives, abnormal means not conforming to rule or system, whereas extraordinary means not ordinary.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abnormal and Extraordinary

  1. Abnormal as an adjective:

    Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type.

  2. Abnormal as an adjective:

    Of or pertaining to that which is irregular, in particular, behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health.

  1. Abnormal as a noun:

    A person or object that is not normal.

  1. Extraordinary as an adjective:

    Not ordinary; exceptional; unusual.

  2. Extraordinary as an adjective:

    Remarkably good.


    "an extraordinary poet"

  3. Extraordinary as an adjective:

    Special or supernumerary.


    "the physician extraordinary in a royal household"

    "an extraordinary professor in a German university"

  1. Extraordinary as a noun:

    Anything that goes beyond what is ordinary.