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pe·cu·liar

peculiar

 
 
pronunciation:
pih kyul yr
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: odd, strange, or unusual.
It is peculiar that you like peanut butter and onion sandwiches.
 
synonyms:
curious, funny, odd, queer, strange, weird
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
abnormal, eccentric, fantastic, grotesque, irregular, particular, unusual
definition 2: belonging only to a particular person, group, thing, or place.
That style of writing is peculiar to her.Their way of praying is peculiar to their religion.That plant is peculiar to Africa.
synonyms:
characteristic, specific, typical
similar words:
distinctive, exclusive, limited, particular, special, unique
derivation: peculiarly (adv.)