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1. eccentric

adjective. ['ˌɛkˈsɛntrɪk'] conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual.

Synonyms

  • freaky
  • gonzo
  • outlandish
  • unconventional
  • freakish
  • off-the-wall
  • flaky
  • bizarre
  • outre

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • unbend
  • stable
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • eccentricus (Latin)
  • ἔκκεντρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Eccentric

  • anthropocentric
  • ethnocentric
  • afrocentric
  • geocentric
  • egocentric
  • concentric

How do you pronounce eccentric?

Pronounce eccentric as ˌɛkˈsɛntrɪk.

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How to spell eccentric? Is it ecocentric? Or excentric? Common misspellings are:

  • ecocentric
  • excentric

Example sentences of the word eccentric


1. Adjective
An eccentric contraction is used to a lesser extent as you lower the weight to your chest.

Quotes containing the word eccentric


1. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- Bertrand Russell

2. I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

3. Often, moreover, it is...that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes.
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

2. eccentric

noun. ['ˌɛkˈsɛntrɪk'] a person with an unusual or odd personality.

Synonyms

  • eccentric person
  • whacko
  • flake
  • wacko
  • oddball
  • anomaly
  • crackpot
  • nut case
  • screwball
  • fruitcake
  • unusual person
  • crank
  • nutter
  • geek

Antonyms

  • regular
  • normal
  • predictable
  • antitype

Etymology

  • eccentricus (Latin)
  • ἔκκεντρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. eccentric

adjective. ['ˌɛkˈsɛntrɪk'] not having a common center; not concentric.

Synonyms

  • off-centered
  • off-center
  • nonconcentric

Antonyms

  • spread
  • uncover
  • normality
  • practical

Etymology

  • eccentricus (Latin)
  • ἔκκεντρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. eccentric

noun. ['ˌɛkˈsɛntrɪk'] a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).

Synonyms

  • grownup
  • adult
  • character
  • case

Antonyms

  • stop
  • tough
  • familiar
  • unconventionality

Etymology

  • eccentricus (Latin)
  • ἔκκεντρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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