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I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
Tibor Kalman

Meaning of "quirkiness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIRKINESS

quirkiness  [ˈkwɜːkɪnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIRKINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quirkiness is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES QUIRKINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of quirkiness in the English dictionary

The definition of quirkiness in the dictionary is the quality or state of being peculiarly individual or unconventional.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUIRKINESS


bulkiness
ˈbʌlkɪnɪs
cheekiness
ˈtʃiːkɪnɪs
gawkiness
ˈɡɔːkɪnɪs
huskiness
ˈhʌskɪnɪs
jerkiness
ˈdʒɜːkɪnɪs
murkiness
ˈmɜːkɪnɪs
perkiness
ˈpɜːkɪnɪs
porkiness
ˈpɔːkɪnɪs
riskiness
ˈrɪskɪnɪs
silkiness
ˈsɪlkɪnɪs
smokiness
ˈsməʊkɪnɪs
sneakiness
ˈsniːkɪnɪs
spookiness
ˈspuːkɪnɪs
squeakiness
ˈskwiːkɪnɪs
stalkiness
ˈstɔːkɪnɪs
stickiness
ˈstɪkɪnɪs
streakiness
ˈstriːkɪnɪs
tackiness
ˈtækɪnɪs
talkiness
ˈtɔːkɪnɪs
wackiness
ˈwækɪnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUIRKINESS

quippu
quippy
quipster
quipu
quire
Quirinal
Quirinus
Quirites
quirk
quirkily
quirkish
quirky
quirt
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
quisling
quislingism
quist
quit
quitch
quitch grass

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUIRKINESS

agribusiness
big business
business
cleanliness
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loneliness
loveliness
readiness
show business
timeliness

Synonyms and antonyms of quirkiness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quirkiness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIRKINESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

诡诈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

extravagancia
570 millions of speakers

English

quirkiness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quirkiness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغرابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причудливость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estranheza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quirkiness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excentricité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quirkiness
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schrulligkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

quirkiness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

quirkiness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quirkiness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quirkiness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quirkiness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चंचलता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

quirkiness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quirkiness
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ekscentryczność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

химерність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quirkiness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκκεντρικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quirkiness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quirkiness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quirkiness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quirkiness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRKINESS»

The term «quirkiness» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.244 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRKINESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quirkiness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quirkiness» 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 quirkiness

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7 QUOTES WITH «QUIRKINESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quirkiness.
1
Jackee Harry
Sitcoms are making a comeback, but you've got to have a little quirkiness in there now.
2
Tibor Kalman
I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
3
Lamorne Morris
If you have a lot of sweetness and quirkiness, someone's got to have a little bit of bite against that.
4
Xavier Niel
France is a fantastic country. It's between the Anglo-Saxon and Latin cultures. We have some of the Anglo-Saxon rigor, and some of the Latin quirkiness.
5
Nick Park
Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm.
6
Stephanie Szostak
We should all try to embrace our own quirkiness.
7
Tom Weston-Jones
Jessica Rabbit! People wouldn't call her the most beautiful person in Hollywood, but I find her quirkiness and talent very attractive.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIRKINESS»

Discover the use of quirkiness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quirkiness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers
A retro style ironically indicates both the impossibility oforiginality in the contemporary era and the new forms oforiginality that living in a postmodern society generates. Quirkiness, as such, seems very much a contemporary phenomenon, or at ...
George Melnyk, Brenda Austin-Smith, 2010
2
In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the ...
Rather, they're buying the quirkiness of Japanese Cute that contrasts with the treacly sweetness of Precious Moments, as well as, more importantly, the predictable, straightforward commercial appeal of Disney or Warner Brothers. Whether ...
William M. Tsutsui, Michiko Ito, 2006
3
The Last Book
"Your pieces are quirky," the man wrote, "and they inspired me to write an essay. I call it ,On Quirkiness.'" "Quirkiness stems from two causes," the essay began. " The first is inherited character which medical doctors say comes from genes.
Samuel F. Pickering, 2001
4
Transformational Leadership: Trust, Motivation and Engagement
Quirkiness. or. Ambition Narcissism can be confused with quirks, which are magnified character traits. Quirks usually do not have the same long term impact that narcissist leaders have on others. Quirks are magnified behavior preferences , ...
Edward J. Shelton, 2012
5
The Ophelia Paradox: An Inquiry Into the Conduct of Our Lives
Depend upon circumstances to make quirkiness relevant. Our individuality as such is relevant to our decisions. We cannot always reach quite the same conclusions even from the same rules. If, now, people find themselves sharing some of the ...
Mortimer Raymond Kadish, 1994
6
Story Engineering
Quirkiness for the sake of quirkiness is a fool's game. The grouchy lieutenant in the local police precinct who never smiles and is always spilling coffee on his cheap shirt? That's a one-dimensional character. The slimy politician preaching ...
Larry Brooks, 2011
7
Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Culture
Quirkiness itself is also associated with hipsters, with searches for “hipster quirk” or “quirky hipster” resulting in thousands of Google hits. By consuming FOC, audiences can thereby claim that they are 'hipsters' who appreciate its quirkiness.
Emilia Djonov, Sumin Zhao, 2013
8
Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress ...
But as someone who knows the Asperger's population fairly well, I can say many people with Asperger's are ashamed of their quirkiness. They see it as a bad thing. They try not to appear eccentric and as a result, end up being more socially  ...
Nick Dubin, 2009
9
Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil
They were the first to foster my intellectual quirkiness and be amused by my innumerable neuroses. My spouse, Dr. Julia Bess Frank, who by marriage inherited the responsibility for putting up with both the quirkiness and neurosis, has for ...
Mark A. Graber, 2006
10
Indie 2.0: Change and Continuity in Contemporary American ...
The peak of the performance of the bus in this realm of signification comes shortly afterwards, when the horn becomes jammed, maintaining a feeble modulated bleating tone that adds another very overt dimension of comical quirkiness to the  ...
Geoff King, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIRKINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quirkiness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pittsburgh an easy destination for family travel, offers combination of …
So we eyeballed Pittsburgh as a place with a beguiling combination of natural beauty, urban quirkiness, and the all-important virtue of proximity. It's closer than ... «National Post, Jul 15»
2
Michigan ticket sales spike amid Harbaugh quirkiness
For me, the offseason parade of quirky Jim Harbaugh moments jumped the shark this week as the Michigan coach posted a series of Twitter photos -- while ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
Embrace quirkiness at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Embrace quirkiness at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 15:08 15 July 2015. Sophie Morton. The strange bike used by The Yard Theatre in This is What ... «Newham Recorder, Jul 15»
4
Wichita chefs, restaurateurs remember Tandoc's creativity …
Wichita chefs, restaurateurs remember Tandoc's creativity, quirkiness and giving spirit. Denise Neil · Dining With Denise Neil. Denise Neil has the latest Wichita ... «Wichita Eagle, Jun 15»
5
Singer-songwriter Lila Rose thrives on electronic quirkiness
Lila Rose moved to San Francisco from Toronto about six years ago. The singer-songwriter has a unique sound that pulls together elements of electronic indie ... «SFGate, May 15»
6
Tempe: Baseball and quirkiness in a desert paradise
Tempe, Ariz. – Every spring, the offbeat college town of Tempe becomes one of two epicenters in the U.S. for baseball fans and players alike. As students wrap ... «The Tennessean, May 15»
7
Tasteful quirkiness in Playhouse's 'Little Shop of Horrors'
The painted upstage exteriors of Mr. Mushnik's flower shop scream quirky horror in this 'Little Shop of Horror. A skid row florist shop has beamed to Main Street ... «Baltimore Sun, Apr 15»
8
Twiggy believes her quirkiness was key to her successful modelling …
BELIEVING her own quirkiness to be what set her apart from other 1960s models Twiggy is encouraged that some of the current crop seem to be following suit ... «Express.co.uk, Apr 15»
9
Jays' Norris shares quirkiness of Fidrych, Wendell
With all of his quirkiness he was one of the most beloved Mets during my tenure. He was a bulldog. He was as competitive as any player I ever had. It takes all ... «TSN, Mar 15»
10
Main Library Special Collections a home for history and quirkiness
Nestled in the Main Library is a nondescript wooden door with “Special Collections” printed above it in bold letters. This room would perhaps draw more ... «MSU State News, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quirkiness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quirkiness>. Jun 2021 ».
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