curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)
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)(adj)
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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Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4496
Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Adjectives Frequency: #782
The numerical value of peculiar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of peculiar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Laughing is peculiar to man, but all men do not laugh for the same reason. There is the attic salt which springs from the charm in the words, from the flash of wit, from the spirited and brilliant sally. There is the low joke which arises from scurrility and idle conceit.
It appears to be a personal relationship, it is a bit surprising that all this time is being spent between the two of them together ... It is peculiar.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
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.
By a peculiar prerogative, not only each individual is making daily advances in the sciences, and may makes advances in morality, but all mankind together are making a continual progress in proportion as the universe grows older; so that the whole human race, during the course of so many ages, may be considered as one man, who never ceases to live and learn.
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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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