Abnormal vs. Atypical

Abnormal vs. Atypical — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Abnormal and Atypical

Abnormaladjective

Not typical, usual, or regular; not normal; deviant.

Atypicaladjective

Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular.

Abnormaladjective

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

Atypicaladjective

Not conforming to the normal type.

Abnormaladjective

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

Atypicaladjective

Unusual or irregular.

Abnormalnoun

A person or object that is not normal.

Atypicalnoun

(pharmacy) An atypical antipsychotic.

Abnormaladjective

not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm;

abnormal powers of concentrationabnormal amounts of rainabnormal circumstancesan abnormal interest in food

Atypicaladjective

deviating from or not conforming to type;

atypical behavior..not the accepted type of response that we expect from children

Abnormaladjective

departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development;

they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormalan abnormal personality

Atypicaladjective

deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange;

these days large families are atypicalhighly irregular behavior

Abnormaladjective

much greater than the normal;

abnormal profitsabnormal ambition

Atypicaladjective

not conforming to type;

showed atypical agility