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singular

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1 being out of the ordinary
  • the novelist's singular command of the language makes her a compelling voice in contemporary fiction

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2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced
  • appearing on the game show has been the most singular experience of my life

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3 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person
  • preserving our national heritage is not a singular responsibility but our collective duty

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4 being the one or ones of a class with no other members
  • this crime was a singular case, and using it as a reason for revising the criminal code would be ill-advised

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strange, singular, unique, peculiar, eccentric, erratic, odd, quaint, outlandish mean departing from what is ordinary, usual, or to be expected. strange stresses unfamiliarity and may apply to the foreign, the unnatural, the unaccountable. a journey filled with strange sights singular suggests individuality or puzzling strangeness. a singular feeling of impending disaster unique implies singularity and the fact of being without a known parallel. a career unique in the annals of science peculiar implies a marked distinctiveness. the peculiar status of America's first lady eccentric suggests a wide divergence from the usual or normal especially in behavior. the eccentric eating habits of preschoolers erratic stresses a capricious and unpredictable wandering or deviating. a friend's suddenly erratic behavior odd applies to a departure from the regular or expected. an odd sense of humor quaint suggests an old-fashioned but pleasant oddness. a quaint fishing village outlandish applies to what is uncouth, bizarre, or barbaric. outlandish fashions of the time

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The first known use of singular was in the 14th century

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“Singular.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/singular. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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