Associations to the word «Peculiar»


PECULIAR, adjective. Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
PECULIAR, adjective. Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
PECULIAR, adjective. (dated) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not shared or possessed by others.
PECULIAR, adjective. (dated) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
PECULIAR, noun. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
PECULIAR, noun. (UK) (canon law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
PECULIAR INSTITUTION, noun. Euphemistic or cynical term for slavery.

Dictionary definition

PECULIAR, adjective. Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "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".
PECULIAR, adjective. Unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "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".
PECULIAR, adjective. Markedly different from the usual; "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.
PECULIAR, adjective. Characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney.

Wise words

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