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3 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced
  • a peculiar response to a polite query about his health

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5 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
  • the koala is peculiar to Australia

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6 of a particular or exact sort
  • a psychopathic killer who took peculiar delight in torturing his victims

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characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive mean indicating a special quality or identity. characteristic applies to something that distinguishes or identifies a person or thing or class. responded with her characteristic wit individual stresses qualities that distinguish one from all other members of the same kind or class. a highly individual writing style peculiar applies to qualities possessed only by a particular individual or class or kind and stresses rarity or uniqueness. an eccentricity that is peculiar to the British distinctive indicates qualities distinguishing and uncommon and often superior or praiseworthy. a distinctive aura of grace and elegance

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The first known use of peculiar was in the 15th century

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“Peculiar.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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