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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

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
Angelina Grimke

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
Georges Seurat

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
Florence Nightingale

The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.
James Weldon Johnson
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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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