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Definition 1: characteristic of one only; distinctive or special - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peculiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.

(peculiar is similar to ...) typical or distinctive

"heard my friend's characteristic laugh" "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn" "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

Definition 2: unique or specific to a person or thing or category - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peculiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for peculiar in the sense of this definition

(peculiar is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

"rules with specific application" "demands specific to the job" "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

Definition 3: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peculiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for peculiar in the sense of this definition

(peculiar is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

Definition 4: markedly different from the usual - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where peculiar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats
  • a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman

(peculiar is similar to ...) not usual or common or ordinary

"a scene of unusual beauty" "a man of unusual ability" "cruel and unusual punishment" "an unusual meteorite"

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