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"
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
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.
one's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation
particular; individual; special; appropriate
unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance
that which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic
a particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary
Peculiar is an album by the New York City ska band The Slackers. It was released on Hellcat Records in 2006.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pē-kūl′yar, adj. one's own: belonging to no other: appropriate: particular: odd, uncommon, strange.—n. (obs.) private property: a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary or bishop in whose diocese it is placed.—v.t. Pecul′iarise, to set apart.—n. Peculiar′ity, quality of being peculiar or singular: that which is found in one and in no other: that which marks a person off from others: individuality.—adv. Pecul′iarly.—n. Pecū′lium, private property, esp. that given by a father to a son, &c.—Peculiar people, the people of Israel: a sect of faith-healers, founded in London in 1838, who reject medical aid in cases of disease, and rely on anointing with oil by the elders, and on prayer, with patient nursing. [Fr.,—L. peculiaris—peculium, private property.]
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The numerical value of peculiar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of peculiar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
No human is a role model in actual sense or rather logically. These are my reasons. A model is a perfect or peculiar representative of a system, an organ or a product. Whereas, a role model itself, is a distinctive model from models. Now, that signifies, a role model should be perfect and peculiar from the crowd or its counterparts. But unfortunately, the reverse is always the case with the so called role models right here or out there. Besides that, every so called role model right here or out there looks up to someone else as his or her own role model too. And that shouldn't be so. Anyway, all I'm saying in essence is this, the so called role models don't deserve to be called role models. Moreover, that infers you've got to be and remain your own model. I mean, always be your own self and stop copying or imitating someone else no matter what happens. Lest you forget, every human is a unique creation i.e. you are God's masterpiece scripture reference (Psalms 139 : 14). Nevertheless, I guess that's a reasonable reason why you should always long to be and remain your own self and not at all any other person or celebrity right here or out there.
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
I personally think that society is responsible for a very significant percentage of what I've earned. If you stick me down in the middle of Bangladesh or Peru or someplace, you find out how much this talent is going to produce in the wrong kind of soil... I work in a market system that happens to reward what I do very well - disproportionately well. Mike Tyson, too. If you can knock a guy out in 10 seconds and earn $10 million for it, this world will pay a lot for that. If you can bat .360, this world will pay a lot for that. If you're a marvelous teacher, this world won't pay a lot for it. If you are a terrific nurse, this world will not pay a lot for it. Now, am I going to try to come up with some comparable worth system that somehow (re)distributes that? No, I don't think you can do that. But I do think that when you're treated enormously well by this market system, where in effect the market system showers the ability to buy goods and services on you because of some peculiar talent - maybe your adenoids are a certain way, so you can sing and everybody will pay you enormous sums to be on television or whatever -I think society has a big claim on that.
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
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- peculiarCatalan, Valencian
- podivný, neobvyklý, zvláštníCzech
- peculiar, específicoSpanish
- iseäralik, kummaline, omapärane, tavatuEstonian
- عجیب و غریبPersian
- erikoinen, kummallinen, merkillinen, poikkeuksellinen, outoFinnish
- particulier, extraordinaire, curieux, bizarreFrench
- ajeebo-gareeb, ajeebHindi
- peculiare, stranoItalian
- dīvains, savādsLatvian
- карактеристичен, својствен, чуден, необиченMacedonian
- karakteristiek, merkwaardig, ongebruikelijk, ongewoonDutch
- peculiar, particular, esquisito, estranhoPortuguese
- особенный, необычный, свойственный, своеобразный, странныйRussian
- tuhaf, olağandışıTurkish
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