noun (plural peculiarities)
- 1A strange or unusual feature or habit: for all his peculiarities, she finds him quite endearingMore example sentences
- In the meantime he acquired strange peculiarities of habits.
- Look carefully at the contorted face in front of you and pick a peculiarity, say an unusual muscle twitch, poor dentition, bad skin, etc.
- Over the past year, I've learned that inside all subcultures there exists a fascinating world fraught with peculiarities, dangers and strange rituals.
- 1.1A characteristic that is distinctive of a particular person or place: his essays characterized decency as a British peculiarityMore example sentences
- It's likely to be a peculiarity of my own character but I've found it a pretty symbiotic combination, with each side supporting the other.
- Many of these terms have been created to distinguish locality, others as a direct comment on the character or peculiarities of the Welsh.
- It's a peculiarity of my nature that I often like to take less than the perfect tool and see what I can do with it.
- 1.2 [mass noun] The quality of being peculiar: the peculiarity of their upbringingMore example sentences
strangeness, peculiarness, oddness, bizarreness, weirdness, queerness, abnormality, unexpectedness, unfamiliarity, atypicality, anomalousness, curiosity, mystery, incongruity, uncommonness, irregularity, deviancy, aberrance, aberrancy, freakishness, suspiciousness, dubiousness, questionableness; eeriness, unnaturalness• rare dubiety, singularityoutlandishness, bizarreness, unconventionality, idiosyncrasy, weirdness, oddness, eccentricity, unusualness, abnormality, queerness, peculiarness, strangeness; grotesqueness, freakishness, quirkiness, quaintness, drollness, zaninessNorth American • informal screwiness
- There was some peculiarity to the kick, though, as Hartson later intimated that his illustrious partner Henrik Larsson, Celtic's usual penalty taker, had been reluctant to become involved.
- I just kind of conjured them up out of my subconscious and put them in order of ascending peculiarity.
- Why does the Supreme Court persist in this peculiarity?