eccentric person


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Noun1.eccentric person - a person with an unusual or odd personalityeccentric person - a person with an unusual or odd personality
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
crackpot, fruitcake, nut case, screwball, crank, nut - a whimsically eccentric person
nutter, wacko, whacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
References in classic literature ?
And did the eccentric person commit any new originality?
I had, no doubt, to do with a terrible, eccentric person, who, in some mysterious fashion, had succeeded in taking up his abode there, under the Opera house, five stories below the level of the ground.
The brigadier-general was free to mentally confess that, of all the eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable to this product of the exact sciences.
It is impossible to say what will suit eccentric persons," she answered, "but in my opinion Captain Lydgate is a thorough gentleman, and I think you ought not, out of respect to Sir Godwin, to treat him with neglect.
They needed a person, a crazy enough to put his career at risk and do what others were unwilling to do, and I needed a group that was willing to put their trust in an eccentric person who feels he can change the world.
Unfortunately, I wasn't graced with any such exciting news and the only eccentric person I came across was a beret-wearing cashier at the post office.
When quiz first appeared in print in the mid-18th century, it named an odd or eccentric person.
When Tim's boss Lance invites him to a 'dinner for winners', he must find and bring an eccentric person with a special talent; the winner earns a trophy and the executive that brought him, or her, gets glory.
But if you sincerely play him as this eccentric person who exists in the world, then you're basically acting the character, who happens to be unusual.