Definitions for peculiar

Definitions for (adj) peculiar

Main entry: peculiar

Definition: characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

Usage: the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.- R.B.Taney

Main entry: peculiar

Definition: markedly different from the usual

Usage: a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats; a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman-Virginia Woolf

Main entry: curious, queer, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular

Definition: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Usage: 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

Main entry: special, particular, peculiar

Definition: unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Usage: 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

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