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Definition of Peculiar

Peculiar

  1. One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation.
  2. Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
  3. Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.
  4. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
  5. A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.

Peculiar Quotations

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Diane Arbus

There is no way in which we can retrospectively erase the Treaty of Vienna or the Great Irish Famine. It is a peculiar feature of human actions that, once performed, they can never be recuperated. What is true of the past will always be true of it.
Terry Eagleton

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
Adam Smith

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
John Jay Chapman
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Peculiar Translations

peculiar in Afrikaans is eienaardig
peculiar in Dutch is gek, raar, vreemd, eigenaardig
peculiar in Finnish is kummallinen
peculiar in Italian is estroso, caratteristico
peculiar in Latin is specialissimus, proprius
peculiar in Swedish is egendomlig, besynnerlig
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