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1. peculiar

adjective. ['pəˈkjuːljɝ, pɪˈkjuːljɝ'] beyond or deviating from the usual or expected.

Synonyms

  • odd
  • rummy
  • strange
  • funny
  • queer
  • rum
  • unusual
  • singular

Antonyms

  • uninterested
  • exhausted
  • matched
  • even

Etymology

  • peculiaris (Latin)
  • peculium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Peculiar

  • belier
  • collier
  • devillier
  • duvalier
  • espalier
  • failure
  • grolier
  • hellier
  • hotelier
  • navellier
  • nicollier
  • peculiar
  • schwalier
  • sellier
  • yearearlier

How do you pronounce peculiar?

Pronounce peculiar as pɪˈkjuljər.

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How do you spell peculiar? Is it perculiar ?

A common misspelling of peculiar is perculiar

Sentences with peculiar


1. Adjective
Underneath the fuzz is something peculiar to the silkie -- a dark blue skin.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Meditation is central to Zen practice, and the form peculiar to that tradition is called zazen.

Quotes about peculiar


1. Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
- Diane Arbus

2. Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.
- Neil Gaiman

3. Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
- Plato

2. peculiar

adjective. ['pəˈkjuːljɝ, pɪˈkjuːljɝ'] unique or specific to a person or thing or category.

Synonyms

  • special
  • specific

Antonyms

  • nonspecific
  • exact
  • nondrinker

Etymology

  • peculiaris (Latin)
  • peculium (Latin)

3. peculiar

adjective. ['pəˈkjuːljɝ, pɪˈkjuːljɝ'] characteristic of one only; distinctive or special.

Antonyms

  • incurious

Etymology

  • peculiaris (Latin)
  • peculium (Latin)

4. peculiar

adjective. ['pəˈkjuːljɝ, pɪˈkjuːljɝ'] markedly different from the usual.

Antonyms

  • uninquiring

Etymology

  • peculiaris (Latin)
  • peculium (Latin)
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