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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

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
A. N. Wilson

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
Tom Wolfe

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

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
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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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