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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

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

Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
Ambrose Bierce

Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
Philip Guston

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
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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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