Synonyms for peculiar

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pi-kyool-yer
Phonetic Transcription : pɪˈkyul yər

Top 10 synonyms for peculiar Other synonyms for the word peculiar

Définition of peculiar

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.
  • adj characteristic, distinguishing
  • adj bizarre, odd
Example sentences :
  • He dwelt on the childhood of Philothea with peculiar pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The physique of the true fashionable is peculiar and characteristic.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Of all the chickens on the place this was his peculiar property.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He thought, too, of the lean face and the peculiar, set eye of Dozier.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The peculiar feelings one has who is a "runaway" are indescribable.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Of course you are familiar with the peculiar conformation of Cape Cod.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • Is the peculiar flavour of the cheese due to this non-drinking habit?
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • To him that was the peculiar feature of the disturbance in his nature.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Now it framed a face of youth and beauty with peculiar pathos.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter

Antonyms for peculiar

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