Synonyms for peculiar
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Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
It's rather peculiar to see a Kangaroo outside of a zoo in America.
Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.
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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, eccentric, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical
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curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective
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"
unmatched, remarkable, left(p), unpaired, suspect, risible, rum, amusing, odd, mirthful, unique, rummy, laughable, comic, uneven, curious, unexpended, peculiar(a), homophile(a), funny, leftover, gay, remaining, fishy, particular(a), unmated, left over(p), singular, suspicious, special(a), shady, comical
particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)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"
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
characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
"the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney
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The existence of God is not logically necessary, and yet, on the basis of some profound peculiar empirical order in the universe, it seems that He exists as the ultimate uncreated Being, implying a paradox, as no logically unnecessary entity can be uncreated. This paradox is the ultimate question asked by God, who is nothing but the ultimate questioner.
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
France finds itself in the middle ground of European countries, but it also is in a peculiar position, although it's in the lower average when it comes to the impact of the crisis on the labor market, France is doing much better in terms of health spending and fertility.
What is peculiar about his art is that he’s both a rootedly Iranian artist in terms of his landscape, his urban sensibilities, his cinematography, but he’s also managed to raise those Iranian aspects to moments of universality.
Funny-peculiar or funny-ha-ha
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- peculiarCatalan, Valencian
- neobvyklý, podivný, zvláštníCzech
- específico, peculiarSpanish
- iseäralik, tavatu, omapärane, kummalineEstonian
- عجیب و غریبPersian
- outo, erikoinen, poikkeuksellinen, merkillinen, kummallinenFinnish
- curieux, bizarre, extraordinaire, particulierFrench
- ajeeb, ajeebo-gareebHindi
- strano, peculiareItalian
- dīvains, savādsLatvian
- необичен, карактеристичен, својствен, чуденMacedonian
- ongewoon, ongebruikelijk, merkwaardig, karakteristiekDutch
- estranho, particular, peculiar, esquisitoPortuguese
- особенный, свойственный, необычный, странный, своеобразныйRussian
- tuhaf, olağandışıTurkish
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