eccentric adjective (STRANGE)

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  • strangeShe’s a strange girl.
  • oddI always thought there was something a bit odd about her.
  • bizarreI had a really bizarre dream last night.
  • weirdHis movies are so weird that I can barely get through them.
  • funnyThis lemonade tastes funny.
  • peculiarThe chicken had a peculiar smell.

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eccentric adjective (NOT CIRCULAR)

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someone who behaves in an eccentric way:

My mother is something of an eccentric.

SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases

(Definition of eccentric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of eccentric


And it can be hard to tell where eccentric ends and vanguard begins.

After its release, his phone kept ringing with offers of con-man roles and eccentric fast-talkers.

Can you really do so without turning your principles into an eccentric, quixotic part-time job?

And it’s so wonderfully eccentric, the book is hard to put down.

However eccentric or different some may strike us, we are all part of this one big family.

This seems eccentric if you are a birder.

What is he accomplishing other than to show what an eccentric he is?

She will be a woman in harmony with her own strength, not necessarily called masculine or eccentric or something unnatural.

There is a well-worn saying that the only difference between a crazy person and an eccentric is money.

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Hebrew prophets were often scorned as mad or eccentric for pronouncing unwelcome or uncomfortable truths.

He was scripted to be eccentric and memorable.

She tends to write about her brilliant and eccentric friends, who are never boring.

That being said, it’s still fun to imagine it figuring as an eccentric piece of home decor in a particularly opulent abode.

Click through the next few pages to see the homes of six eccentric collectors.

So stars born in the plasmoid will initially have random eccentric orbits.

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Translations of eccentric

in Chinese (Traditional)

奇怪的, 怪異的,古怪的, 異乎尋常的…

in Chinese (Simplified)

奇怪的, 怪异的,古怪的, 异乎寻常的…

in Spanish

excéntrico, -a, excéntrico/ica [masculine-feminine]…

in Portuguese

excêntrico, -a…

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garip/tuhaf/tipik davranan, garip/tuhaf kişi…

غَريب الأطوار, شَخص غَريب الأطوار…

excentrisk, underlig, excentriker…

eksentrik, orang eksentrik…

ผิดปกติ, ประหลาด, เบี้ยว…

ekscentryczny, ekscentryk, dziwa-k/czka…

aneh laku, orang yang aneh…

eksentrisk, sær, særling…

эксцентричный, чудак, оригинал…

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