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oddity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of oddity

  1. 1 an odd or peculiar habit <his one oddity is collecting used pencil leads> Synonyms crotchet, curiosity, eccentricity, erraticism, individualism, kink, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, twistRelated Words affectation, airs; attribute, characteristic, mark, property, trait; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), way, wont; addiction; abnormality, neuroticism, perversion, weirdness; disposition, genius, leaning, partiality; bent, inclination, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; attitude, character, humor, identity, individuality, nature, personality, temperamentNear Antonyms conformity, sameness

  2. 2 something strange or unusual that is an object of interest <years ago circus sideshows used to display people with unusual physical features as oddities> Synonyms curio, exotic, objet d'art (also objet), curiosity, oddment, rarityRelated Words found object, objet trouvé; curiosa, ephemera, virtu (or vertu); marvel, prodigy, rara avis, rare bird, wonder; abnormality, anomaly, freak, monster, monstrosity; malformation, mutant, mutation

  3. 3 something that is different from what is ordinary or expected <she is an oddity in the mostly male world of high-level corporate executives> Synonyms aberration, abnormality, exception, anomaly, oddment, rarityRelated Words curiosity, peculiarity, singularity; accident, bizarrerie, phenomenon, quirk, vagary; distortion, kink, mutation, variation; difference, disparity, inconsistence, inconsistency; error, mistake; contradiction, paradoxNear Antonyms norm, ordinary, usual

  4. 4 a person of odd or whimsical habits <an oddity with a penchant for weaving cat fur> Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, eccentric, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep




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