Share this entry

peculiarity
American English: /pəˌkjuliˈɛrədi/
British English: /pɪˌkjuːlɪˈarɪti/

Translation of peculiarity in Spanish:

noun plural peculiarities

  • 1 countable (something unusual)
    rasgo (masculine) singular
    he has his peculiarities
    tiene sus rarezas
    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.
  • 2 uncountable (strangeness)
    lo raro or extraño
    Example sentences
    • 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?
  • 3 countable (particular, exclusive quality)
    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.

Definition of peculiarity in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: