Definición de peculiar en inglés:


Silabificación: pe·cu·liar
Pronunciación: /pəˈkyo͞olyər


  • 2 [predic.] (peculiar to) Belonging exclusively to: the air hung with an antiseptic aroma peculiar to hospitals
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • That is not peculiar to New Zealand; it is true in almost every developed country in the world that I am aware of.
    • This is true, but these values are not peculiar to Britain, and it is hard to see why we have to become patriots in order to invoke them.
    • No doubt there are problems arising from the role of the drug companies in medical research, but these are not peculiar to vaccines.
    characteristic of, typical of, representative of, indicative of, suggestive of, exclusive to, unique to
  • 2.1 formal Particular; special: any attempt to explicate the theme is bound to run into peculiar difficulties
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • This indicates one aspect of the peculiar difficulty of police research.
    • All of them are unique and have their peculiar features.
    • They are dependent upon the peculiar circumstances of the particular case, what should or should not have been the outcome of a discretionary judgment.


chiefly British Volver al principio  
  • A parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, through being subject to the jurisdiction of the monarch or an archbishop.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Yet others, founded by kings or bishops as their own, were later known as ‘peculiars’, withdrawn from ordinary diocesan jurisdiction.
    • The abbey is a so-called royal peculiar, one of a handful of churches under the Queen's direct control.


late Middle English (in the sense 'particular, special'): from Latin peculiaris 'of private property', from peculium 'property', from pecu 'cattle' (cattle being private property). The sense 'odd' dates from the early 17th century.

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