noun (plural oddities)
- 1A strange or peculiar person or thing: she was regarded as a bit of an oddityMore example sentences
eccentric, crank, misfit, fish out of water, square peg in a round hole, round peg in a square hole, maverick, nonconformist, original, rare bird; Latin rara avis• informal , • dated casepeculiarity, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, quirk, irregularity, twist, kink, crotchet, mannerism
- Margret stared in wonder, her town had nothing like the strange creatures and oddities for sale that were here.
- The book is filled with astonishing performances, with strange and delightful oddities.
- Of course that doesn't compensate for oddities in the original recordings.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The quality of being strange or peculiar: realizing the oddity of the remark, he retracted itMore example sentences
strangeness, peculiarity, oddness, curiousness, weirdness, bizarreness, abnormality, unusualness, eccentricity, queerness, freakishness, unnaturalness, incongruity, incongruousness, outlandishness, extraordinariness, unconventionality, singularity, individuality, anomalousness
- The highlanders, with their visible poverty and audible oddity of speech, met with a mixed reception and often sent home unfavourable reports.
- As they went out of the room, Lyenda voiced out one oddity of the palace.
- The oddity of these locutions indicates how far from the mark are the analyses of ‘know’ from which they derive.