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peculiar

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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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Synonym Discussion of peculiar

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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