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Synonyms for eccentric
ɪkˈsɛn trɪk, ɛk-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek(noun)

    a person with an unusual or odd personality

    character, bit, case, type, snowflake, chip, fleck, flake, scrap, geek, eccentric person, oddball

    coaxial, concentrical, coaxal, conventional, concentric, homocentric

  2. character, eccentric, type, case(adj)

    a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

    "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"

    display case, role, type, font, instance, pillow slip, case, fictitious character, theatrical role, guinea pig, fount, flake, eccentric person, quality, casing, fictional character, reference, event, part, subject, grapheme, example, vitrine, cause, shell, causa, fiber, slip, compositor's case, geek, caseful, grammatical case, oddball, persona, face, showcase, character, typesetter's case, fibre, graphic symbol, character reference, sheath, typeface, lineament, lawsuit, pillowcase, suit

    concentrical, coaxial, concentric, homocentric, conventional, coaxal

  3. bizarre, eccentric, freakish, freaky, flaky, flakey, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre(adj)

    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

    "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"

    flaky, capricious, gonzo, outlandish, freakish, nonconcentric, off-the-wall, outre, freaky, flakey, bizarre

    conventional, homocentric, concentrical, concentric, coaxial, coaxal

  4. eccentric, nonconcentric(adj)

    not having a common center; not concentric

    "eccentric circles"

    flaky, gonzo, outlandish, freakish, outre, off-the-wall, nonconcentric, bizarre, freaky, flakey

    coaxial, coaxal, conventional, concentric, concentrical, homocentric


  1. eccentric(adjective)

    eccentrical, excentrical, odd

  2. eccentric(adjective)

    not at or in the centre.

    odd, excentrical, eccentrical

  3. eccentric(adjective)

    not perfectly circular.

    an eccentric or elliptical orbit

    excentrical, eccentrical, odd

  4. eccentric(adjective)

    having a different center.

    excentrical, odd, eccentrical

  5. eccentric(adjective)

    deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.

    The recluse has become really eccentric over the years.

    eccentrical, odd, excentrical

  6. eccentric(adjective)

    against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. flexion of the lower arm (bending of the elbow joint) by an external force while contracting the triceps and other elbow extensor muscles to control that movement; opening of the jaw while flexing the masseter).

    Antonym: concentric. Both concentric and eccentric are collectively referred to as isotonic, the antonym of which is isometric.

    eccentrical, excentrical, odd

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eccentric

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical

    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eccentric

    peculiar, singular, idiosyncratic, flighty, aberrant, anomalous, wayward, strange, irregular, abnormal, odd, whimsical, erratic

    regular, ordinary, customary, normal, common, usual, unnoticeable, unremarkable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eccentric(a.)

    not circular

  2. eccentric(a.)

    irregular, abnormal, anomalous, peculiar, uncommon, unnatural, singular, strange, wayward, odd, aberrant, erratic, whimsical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eccentric(a)

    whimsical, erratic, unconventional, irregular, odd, idiosyncratic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cranky, quirky

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How to use eccentric in a sentence?

  1. Ross Edgley:

    There was something about that which was so amazing, so British, this eccentric explorer, I loved it.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is an actual factual or a habitual positive looks often an odd or eccentric guy in a material world full of artificial or negative people.

  3. Maria Moldes:

    They are bizarre, exaggerated, eccentric.

  4. Palani Mohan:

    They found me incredibly eccentric, they didn't understand why I kept coming back to the cold, leaving my family in Hong Kong, but I hope that when I return with a copy of the book, translated into Kazakh, maybe they will get a better understanding.

  5. Keith Urban:

    I think Qaasim Middleton, who we used it on, kept delivering for the next few weeks and kept getting through, so I think it was a good use of the save. The eccentric Cook was a favorite, although maybe not the singer many predicted to go all the way. Some thought her performance of My Funny Valentine was not her best, and she wound up in the bottom two with Rayvon Owen. In the end, the Twitter save element saved Rayvon Owen, for a third straight week. I think hes in a dangerous place now.

Translations for eccentric

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  • غريبة الاطوارArabic
  • ексцентрик, чудат, ексцентричен, чудакBulgarian
  • excèntricCatalan, Valencian
  • výstředníCzech
  • Exzentriker, elliptisch, eiernd, schrullig, Querulant, exzentrisch, außermittig, ExzentrikerinGerman
  • excéntricoSpanish
  • epäkesko, eksentrinen, eksentrikko, omalaatuinenFinnish
  • excentriqueFrench
  • különcHungarian
  • eccentricoItalian
  • 変人, 偏心したJapanese
  • 별난Korean
  • korokē, hārakirakiMāori
  • excentrisch, afwijkend, excentriek, buitenissig, excentriekelingDutch
  • ekscentrycy, ekscentryczna, ekscentryk, ekscentryczki, ekscentryczny, ekscentryczni, ekscentryczne, ekscentryczkaPolish
  • excêntrico, excêntrica, excêntricos, excêntricasPortuguese
  • excentricRomanian
  • эксцентрический, эксце́нтрик, эксцентричный, чуда́кRussian
  • ексцентрик, ексцентричан, ekscentričan, ekscentrik, čudak, чудак, неуравнотежен, neuravnoteženSerbo-Croatian
  • excentrisk, avvikande, excentrikerSwedish
  • zibidiTurkish
  • ЕксцентричнийUkrainian
  • 偏心Chinese

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