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    peculiar - Dictionary definition and meaning for word peculiar

    Definition
    (adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    Synonyms : curious , funny , odd , queer , rum , rummy , singular
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    Synonyms : particular , special
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) markedly different from the usual
    Example Sentence
    • a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats
    • a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman
    Definition
    (adj) characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
    Example Sentence
    • the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.
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