Definition of peculiar
- … a drowsy fervour of manner and tone which was quite peculiar to her.
- —Thomas Hardy
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It seems peculiar that he would leave town and not tell anybody.
The dog's peculiar behavior worried them.
She got a peculiar feeling when the phone rang.
She had a peculiar expression on her face.
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: not usual or normal
: not well : somewhat ill
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