Definition of peculiarity in English:

peculiarity

Line breaks: pe¦cu¦li¦ar|ity
Pronunciation: /pɪˌkjuːlɪˈarɪti
 
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noun (plural peculiarities)

1A strange or unusual feature or habit: for all his peculiarities, she finds him quite endearing
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  • 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.
Synonyms
oddity, anomaly, abnormality, twist, quirk, eccentricity, trick
idiosyncrasy, mannerism, quirk, foible, caprice, whimsy
1.1A characteristic that is distinctive of a particular person or place: his essays characterized decency as a British peculiarity
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  • 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.
Synonyms
1.2 [mass noun] The quality of being peculiar: the peculiarity of their upbringing
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  • 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?
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