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Synonyms for eccentric
ɪkˈsɛn trɪk, ɛk-ec·cen·tric

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  1. eccentricadjective

    eccentrical, excentrical, odd

  2. eccentricadjective

    not at or in the centre.

    odd, excentrical, eccentrical

  3. eccentricadjective

    not perfectly circular.

    an eccentric or elliptical orbit

    odd, eccentrical, excentrical

  4. eccentricadjective

    having a different center.

    excentrical, odd, eccentrical

  5. eccentricadjective

    deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.

    The recluse has become really eccentric over the years.

    excentrical, eccentrical, odd

  6. eccentricadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geeknoun

    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, caseadjective

    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, outreadjective

    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, nonconcentricadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eccentricadjective

    not circular

  2. eccentricadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eccentricadjective

    whimsical, erratic, unconventional, irregular, odd, idiosyncratic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "eccentric":

    cranky, quirky

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How to use eccentric in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Judith Zackson:

    Eccentric individuals see challenges and solutions from unexpected angles, and their weird thinking allows them to come up with innovative and imaginative solutions, by choosing to march to your own beat, you can access your creativity, curiosity, happiness and make a difference in the world.

  3. John Stuart Mill:

    That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of our time.

  4. Andy Duncan:

    I have always had a soft spot for eccentrics, and I have worked long and hard to be eccentric Andy Duncan, with The Results.

  5. Scott Free:

    He was kind of fringe, he had no job and lived on the margins. He was eccentric. A vacation seemed very implausible.

Translations for eccentric

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  • غريبة الاطوارArabic
  • ексцентрик, чудат, чудак, ексцентриченBulgarian
  • excèntricCatalan, Valencian
  • výstředníCzech
  • schrullig, eiernd, elliptisch, Exzentrikerin, Exzentriker, Querulant, außermittig, exzentrischGerman
  • excéntricoSpanish
  • عجیب و غریبPersian
  • omalaatuinen, eksentrikko, eksentrinen, epäkeskoFinnish
  • excentriqueFrench
  • különcHungarian
  • eccentricoItalian
  • 変人, 偏心したJapanese
  • 별난Korean
  • korokē, hārakirakiMāori
  • afwijkend, excentriekeling, excentrisch, buitenissig, excentriekDutch
  • ekscentryczki, ekscentryczni, ekscentryczny, ekscentryczne, ekscentrycy, ekscentryczka, ekscentryk, ekscentrycznaPolish
  • excêntrico, excêntricas, excêntrica, excêntricosPortuguese
  • excentricRomanian
  • эксцентричный, эксцентрический, чуда́к, эксце́нтрикRussian
  • неуравнотежен, ексцентрик, ексцентричан, ekscentričan, neuravnotežen, ekscentrik, čudak, чудакSerbo-Croatian
  • excentrisk, avvikande, excentrikerSwedish
  • zibidiTurkish
  • ЕксцентричнийUkrainian
  • 偏心Chinese

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