Origin of peculiar
Synonyms for peculiar
Antonyms for peculiar
Related Words for peculiardistinct, distinctive, specific, personal, idiosyncratic, particular, unique, special, funny, unusual, unconventional, singular, quaint, eccentric, wonderful, outlandish, offbeat, extraordinary, strange, wacky
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Contemporary Examples of peculiar
Life is a series of seemingly throwaway moments strung together in a peculiar tapestry, and Linklater has captured it beautifully.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’
January 6, 2015
Because the shop was emblematic of that peculiar Italian institution known as La Faccia: i.e. presenting the best face possible.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
In the semifinals, she was in a peculiar position for someone of Jeopardy!Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
November 20, 2014
The remainder is “peculiar” motion: movement of galaxies as dictated by the presence of matter nearby.Laniakea: The Milky Way’s Place in the Heavens
Matthew R. Francis
September 7, 2014
“When I first met Ed, I thought he was a peculiar guy, but when I got my hands on the book, it was masterful,” Osse said.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment
August 25, 2014
Historical Examples of peculiar
He dwelt on the childhood of Philothea with peculiar pleasure.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The physique of the true fashionable is peculiar and characteristic.
Of all the chickens on the place this was his peculiar property.
He thought, too, of the lean face and the peculiar, set eye of Dozier.
She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!Weighed and Wanting
Word Origin for peculiar
mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.