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."
With the main-stage theme of "Singermorning" - which translates from the Spanish word cantamaEanas, used to describe a wacky and eccentric person - it certainly will be memorable.
My other grandmother is the most eccentric person I have met.
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.
Cervantes's representation of a new discretion and a new prudence governed by the inventive capacity of a single, eccentric person opened the door to modern individualism and established the novel as the genre in which this capacity and its social consequences could be explored more effectively than in any philosophical treatise.
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. Quiz was also applied to a person who ridicules or mocks; this latter sense may have helped quiz develop its "practical joke" sense in the early 19th century.