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The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels.
Tim Allen

Meaning of "peculiar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PECULIAR

From Latin pecūliāris concerning private property, from pecūlium, literally: property in cattle, from pecus cattle.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PECULIAR

peculiar  [pɪˈkjuːlɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PECULIAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Peculiar can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PECULIAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Peculiar

Peculiar may refer to: ▪ Peculiar , an album by The Slackers ▪ Peculiar, a comic strip, later published as a book, by cartoonist Richard Sala ▪ Peculiar is applied to ecclesiastical districts, parishes, chapels or churches which were outside the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which they were situated. ▪ Peculiar,strange or odd; unusual.

Definition of peculiar in the English dictionary

The first definition of peculiar in the dictionary is strange or unusual; odd. Other definition of peculiar is distinct from others; special. Peculiar is also foll by to belonging characteristically or exclusively.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PECULIAR


aboulia
əˈbuːlɪə
abulia
əˈbuːlɪə
acalculia
ˌækælˈkjuːlɪə
amelia
əˈmiːlɪə
aurelia
ɔːˈriːlɪə
bromelia
brəˈmiːlɪə
camellia
kəˈmiːlɪə
Delia
ˈdiːlɪə
dulia
ˈdjuːlɪə
dyscalculia
ˌdɪskælˈkjuːlɪə
earlier
ˈɜːlɪə
Elia
ˈiːlɪə
Karelia
kəˈriːlɪə
mycelia
maɪˈsiːlɪə
Somalia
səʊˈmɑːlɪə
sterculia
stɜːˈkjuːlɪə
syringomyelia
səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈiːlɪə
telia
ˈtiːlɪə
thulia
ˈθjuːlɪə
unrulier
ʌnˈruːlɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PECULIAR

pectoral muscle
pectoralis major
pectoralis minor
pectorally
pectoriloquy
pectose
peculate
peculation
peculator
peculiar people
peculiarise
peculiarities
peculiarity
peculiarize
peculiarly
peculium
pecuniarily
pecuniary
pecuniary advantage
pecunious

WORDS THAT END LIKE PECULIAR

atrabiliar
conciliar
evangeliar
familiar
foliar
gangliar
liar
overfamiliar
preconciliar
ultrafamiliar
unfamiliar

Synonyms and antonyms of peculiar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PECULIAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «peculiar» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of peculiar

Translation of «peculiar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PECULIAR

Find out the translation of peculiar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of peculiar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «peculiar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奇特的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peculiar
570 millions of speakers

English

peculiar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अजीब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَرِيبٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

своеобразный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esquisito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অদ্ভুত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étrange
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

seltsam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특유한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lạ thường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசித்திரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विलक्षण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tuhaf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

singolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

właściwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чудний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ciudat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλόκοτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eienaardige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

underlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

besynderlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of peculiar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PECULIAR»

The term «peculiar» is very widely used and occupies the 17.254 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PECULIAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «peculiar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «peculiar» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about peculiar

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10 QUOTES WITH «PECULIAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word peculiar.
1
Samuel Alexander
What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy.
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Tim Allen
The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels.
3
Barbara Amiel
There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea.
4
David Antin
There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be.
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Ray Stannard Baker
It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike.
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Hans Blix
I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.
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W. E. B. Du Bois
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.
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Louise Brown
I thought it was something peculiar to me. I thought I was abnormal.
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David D. Burns
That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods - we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PECULIAR»

Discover the use of peculiar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to peculiar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian ...
Ransom Riggs, 2011
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The Peculiar
Full of magic, dazzling inventions, and intriguing characters such as Mr. Jelliby and Lord Lickerish, this story of friendship, bravery, and nonstop action adventure was hailed by best-selling author Christopher Paolini as "swift, strong, ...
Stefan Bachmann, 2012
3
Peculiar Institution
In American history, the "peculiar institution" is slavery. Anyone who thinks its vestiges were wiped out by the Emancipation Proclamation or civil rights laws should read this book and think again.
David Garland, 2012
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The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief
When all the pumpkins in New Mouse City disappear days before Halloween, Geronimo and his detective friend Hercule Poirat investigate, as all the mice in the city receive invitations to a mysterious party.
Geronimo Stilton, 2010
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"A Peculiar People": Anti-Mormonism and the Making of ...
In A Peculiar People, J. Spencer Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in nineteenth-century America.
J. Spencer Fluhman, 2012
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A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian ...
Looks at the Christian faith as a subculture within modern society at large
Rodney Clapp, 1996
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The Peculiar Kenyan
Sunny Bindra, Kenya's renowed author and business advisor, has been regaling Kenyans since 2003 in his famous Sunday Nation Column, A Sunny Day.
Sunny Bindra, 2010
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The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan: An Enola Holmes Mystery
Enola is thrown into a tailspin when she receives a desperate message from her old friend, Lady Cecily.
Nancy Springer, 2008
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Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions
The extraordinary characters in this book were and in some cases still are wholehearted enthusiasts for the various causes and outrageous notions they adopted, and John Michell describes their adventures with spirit and compassion.
John F. Michell, 1999
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Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized
Because the baptized people in a congregation are called peculiar, the preacher needs to address them with "peculiar speech", letting the Biblical text call them to live a transformed life in keeping with the baptism.
William H. Willimon, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PECULIAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term peculiar is used in the context of the following news items.
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Peculiar Bedfellows in the Fight Against ISIS
A recent editorial on the Middle East analysis website Al-Monitor makes the case for an Israeli alliance with the Syrian regime of President ... «The News Hub, Jul 15»
2
There's something peculiar about the 2 prisons Mexican drug …
Earlier this month, the world's most notorious drug lord escaped for a second time from a high-security prison in Mexico — one that looks ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
3
Investment Trust Watch: mad miners & peculiar prices
Is BlackRock World Mining a buy and what happened to Brunner and Scottish American?? Our weekly roundup of investment trusts. «Citywire.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Fungus shapes hair ice – Researchers identify fungus responsible …
... in Germany and Switzerland have identified the missing ingredient that gives hair ice its peculiar shape: the fungus Exidiopsis effuse. «environmentalresearchweb, Jul 15»
5
Cut Line: Venues, victories and very peculiar calls
The calm before the PGA Championship storm is upon us but that doesn't mean there's a dearth of winners and losers to fill out this week's Cut ... «Golf Channel, Jul 15»
6
Peculiar game catching on with Stirling Links patrons
But combining the two sports has produced a peculiar game called FootGolf that's growing steadily in popularity. At Dunedin Stirling Links, 620 ... «Clearwater Gazette, Jul 15»
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9 Peculiar Yet Interesting Restaurants in India
BANGALORE: Ever eaten in a jail? Being served by waiters in police uniform? Or have you experienced dining with dead people in a ... «Siliconindia.com, Jul 15»
8
Official Logo for Tim Burton-Directed Miss Peregrine's Home for …
Director Tim Burton took to Facebook today to share the official title treatment for his upcoming film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
9
Lou Lamoriello a peculiar choice as Toronto Maple Leafs GM, but he …
In other words, it is a peculiar choice for a team in the infancy of a rebuild. Either Lamoriello was hired to provide a mentorship role to Dubas ... «National Post, Jul 15»
10
Northern Territory statehood push seems a peculiar new priority
It might have been widely assumed that statehood for the Northern Territory was not a matter of great national priority. Intriguingly, however, the ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»

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