Peculiar – meaning of the word and example

Characteristic of only one person, group, or thing: Distinctive. (Merriam – Webster)

Different from the usual or normal: (Merriam – Webster)

Different to what is normal or expected; strange. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Slightly and indefinably unwell. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If you describe someone or something as peculiar, you think that they are strange or unusual, sometimes in an unpleasant way. (Collins Dictionary)

If something is peculiar to a particular thing, person, or situation, it belongs or relates only to that thing, person, or situation. (Collins Dictionary)

If you say that you feel peculiar, you mean that you feel slightly ill or unsteady. (Collins Dictionary)


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