peculiar - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    strange, often in an unpleasant way

    a peculiar smell

    He told me a most peculiar story.

    I felt a little bit peculiar (=ill) and had to lie down.

  2. 2
    especially true or typical of a particular person, thing, or situation

    Each person’s handwriting has its own peculiar characteristics.

    peculiar to:

    We shared an excitement peculiar to bird watchers.