[ pi-kyoo-lee-ar-i-tee, -kyool-yar- ]
/ pɪˌkyʊ liˈær ɪ ti, -kyulˈyær- /

noun, plural pe·cu·li·ar·i·ties.

a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
the quality or condition of being peculiar.

Origin of peculiarity

From the Late Latin word pecūliāritās, dating back to 1600–10. See peculiar, -ity

SYNONYMS FOR peculiarity

2 irregularity.
3 See feature. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for peculiarity

/ (pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a strange or unusual habit or characteristic
a distinguishing trait, etc that is characteristic of a particular person; idiosyncrasy
the state or quality of being peculiar
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