peculiarity

  • 1 Peculiarity — Pe*cul iar i*ty, n.; pl. {Peculiarities}. 1. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity. [1913 Webster] The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 peculiarity — index character (personal quality), characteristic, differential, distinction (difference), feature (characteristic), habit …

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  • 3 peculiarity — special characteristic, 1640s, from PECULIAR (Cf. peculiar) + ITY (Cf. ity). Noun meaning an oddity is attested by 1777. Related: Peculiarities …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 peculiarity — [n] characteristic; oddity abnormality, affectation, attribute, bizarreness, character, distinctiveness, eccentricity, feature, foible, freakishness, gimmick, idiosyncrasy, kink*, mannerism, mark, odd trait, particularity, property, quality,… …

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  • 5 peculiarity — ► NOUN (pl. pecularities) 1) an unusual or distinctive feature or habit. 2) the state of being peculiar …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 peculiarity — [pi kyo͞o΄lē er′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or condition of being peculiar 2. pl. peculiarities something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 peculiarity — pe|cu|li|ar|i|ty [pıˌkju:liˈærıti] n plural peculiarities 1.) something that is a feature of only one particular place, person, situation etc peculiarity of ▪ The lack of a written constitution is a peculiarity of the British political system.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 peculiarity — [[t]pɪkju͟ːliæ̱rɪti[/t]] peculiarities 1) N COUNT: with supp, oft N of n A peculiarity that someone or something has is a strange or unusual characteristic or habit. Joe s other peculiarity was that he was constantly munching hard candy. 2) N… …

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  • 9 peculiarity — noun 1) a legal peculiarity Syn: oddity, anomaly, abnormality 2) a physical peculiarity Syn: idiosyncrasy, mannerism, quirk, foible 3) one of the peculiarities of the city Syn …

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  • 10 peculiarity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ individual ▪ local VERB + PECULIARITY ▪ have ▪ The area has a few local peculiarities. PREPOSITION …

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  • 11 peculiarity — UK [pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærətɪ] / US [pɪˌkjulɪˈerətɪ] noun Word forms peculiarity : singular peculiarity plural peculiarities 1) [countable] a quality or feature that belongs to a particular person, thing, or situation You have to live in the city and… …

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  • 12 peculiarity — noun 1 (C) something that is a feature of only one particular place, person, or situation (+ of): The lack of a written constitution is a peculiarity of the British political system. 2 (C) a strange or unusual habit, quality etc: It took some… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 peculiarity — ypatybė statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Išskiriančioji psichinio ar pedagoginio objekto savybė, nusakanti objekto kokybę, ryškų bruožą. Pvz., euristinio pokalbio ypatybės yra šios: 1) per pokalbį mokiniai pastebi, kad jų žinios… …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 14 peculiarity — ypatybė statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Tai, kas ypatinga; atskira kokybė, individualus bruožas. atitikmenys: angl. feature; peculiarity; quality vok. Besonderheit, f rus. качество; особенность …

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  • 15 peculiarity — n. (pl. ies) 1 a idiosyncrasy; unusualness; oddity. b an instance of this. 2 a characteristic or habit (meanness is his peculiarity). 3 the state of being peculiar …

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  • 16 peculiarity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1646 1. the quality or state of being peculiar 2. a distinguishing characteristic 3. oddity, quirk …

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  • 17 peculiarity — /pi kyoo lee ar i tee, kyoohl yar /, n., pl. peculiarities. 1. a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual. 2. oddity; singularity; eccentricity. 3. a distinguishing quality or characteristic. 4. the quality or condition of… …

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  • 18 peculiarity — noun a) The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity. b) That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity …

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  • 19 peculiarity — Synonyms and related words: aberration, abnormality, absurdity, affectation, affection, anomaly, anticness, aroma, attribute, automatism, bad habit, badge, banner, bizarreness, bizarrerie, brand, cachet, caprice, cast, character, characteristic,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 peculiarity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. distinctiveness, unusualness, singularity; see characteristic . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. characteristc, singularity, trait, feature, oddity, mark, idiosyncrasy, distinction, quirk. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1 …

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