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Adjective: peculiar  pi'kyool-yur [N. Amer], pi'kyoo-lee-u(r) [Brit]
  1. Markedly different from the usual; special
    "a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"
  2. Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    "the peculiar aromatic odour of cloves";
    - curious, funny, odd, queer, rum [Brit, informal], rummy [Brit, archaic, informal], singular
  3. Unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich";
    - particular, special
  4. Characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
    "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."

See also: characteristic, oddball, specific, strange, unusual

Encyclopedia: Peculiar, Missouri