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see synonyms of peculiar


1. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Example Sentences:
'a curious hybrid accent'
'her speech has a funny twang'
'they have some funny ideas about war'
'had an odd name'
'the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves'
'something definitely queer about this town'
'what a rum fellow'
'singular behavior'

2. particular, peculiar, special

unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Example Sentences:
'the particular demands of the job'
'has a particular preference for Chinese art'
'a peculiar bond of sympathy between them'
'an expression peculiar to Canadians'
'rights peculiar to the rich'
'the special features of a computer'
'my own special chair'

3. peculiar

markedly different from the usual

Example Sentences:
'a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats'
'a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman'

4. peculiar

characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

Example Sentences:
'the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of peculiar
strange or unusual; odd
a peculiar individual
a peculiar idea
distinct from others; special
3. (postpositive; foll by to)
belonging characteristically or exclusively (to)
peculiar to North America
4. Also called: arbitrary printing
a special sort, esp an accented letter
5. Church of England
a church or parish that is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary in whose diocese it lies

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see synonyms of peculiar
of only one person, thing, group, country, etc.; distinctive; exclusive
particular; unique; special
a matter of peculiar interest
out of the ordinary; queer; odd; strange
something belonging to one only, as a privilege
5.  British
a church or parish under a jurisdiction other than that of the diocese in which it is located

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of peculiar
1. Not ordinary or usual; odd or strange: noticed a peculiar odor in the room. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique: a species peculiar to the high desert.
1. A privilege or property that is exclusively one's own.
2. Chiefly British A church or parish under the jurisdiction of a diocese different from that in which it lies.

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