[pɪ'kjuːlɪə] or [pɪ'kjulɪɚ]


(adj.) markedly different from the usual; 'a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats'; 'a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman'-Virginia Woolf .

(adj.) characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; 'the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.'- R.B.Taney .

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(a.) 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.

(a.) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.

(a.) Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.

(n.) That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.

(n.) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. That specially pertains, that belongs exclusively.[2]. Singular, particular, characteristic, special, exceptional, rare, not common, not general.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Private, personal, characteristic, exceptional, exclusive, special, specific,particular, unusual, singular, uncommon, strange

ANT:Public, common, general, universal, unspecial, ordinary

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adj. one's own: belonging to no other: appropriate: particular: odd uncommon strange.—n. (obs.) private property: a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary or bishop in whose diocese it is placed.—v.t. Pecul′iarise to set apart.—n. Peculiar′ity quality of being peculiar or singular: that which is found in one and in no other: that which marks a person off from others: individuality.—adv. Pecul′iarly.—n. Pecū′lium private property esp. that given by a father to a son &c.—Peculiar people the people of Israel: a sect of faith-healers founded in London in 1838 who reject medical aid in cases of disease and rely on anointing with oil by the elders and on prayer with patient nursing.

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