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pe·cu·li·ar·i·ty

 (pĭ-kyo͞o′lē-ăr′ĭ-tē, -kyo͞ol-yăr′-)
n. pl. pe·cu·li·ar·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being peculiar.
2. A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
3. An eccentricity; an idiosyncrasy.

peculiarity

(pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a strange or unusual habit or characteristic
2. a distinguishing trait, etc that is characteristic of a particular person; idiosyncrasy
3. the state or quality of being peculiar

pe•cu•li•ar•i•ty

(pɪˌkyu liˈær ɪ ti, -kyulˈyær-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
2. oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
3. a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
4. the quality or condition of being peculiar.
[1600–10; < Late Latin pecūliāritās. See peculiar, -ity]
syn: See eccentricity. See also feature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peculiarity - an odd or unusual characteristic
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
calling card - a distinguishing characteristic or behavior; "bombs are a terrorist's calling cards"
2.peculiarity - a distinguishing traitpeculiarity - a distinguishing trait    
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
foible, idiosyncrasy, mannerism - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
3.peculiarity - something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
collectable, collectible - things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)
collector's item, piece de resistance, showpiece - the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection

peculiarity

noun
1. oddity, abnormality, eccentricity, weirdness, queerness, bizarreness, freakishness the peculiarity of her behaviour
2. quirk, caprice, mannerism, whimsy, foible, idiosyncrasy, odd trait He had many little peculiarities.

peculiarity

noun
Translations
خاصِيَّه، غَرابَه، صِفَة مُمَيَّزَه
svéráznost
mærkværdighedsærhed
jellegzetesség
sérkenni
svojskost
garipliközelliktuhaflık

peculiarity

[pɪˌkjʊlɪˈærɪtɪ] N
1. (= strangeness) → rareza f
2. (= specific quality) → peculiaridad f
it's a peculiarity of hers that she always wears blackir vestida siempre de negro es una peculiaridad suya
he has his peculiaritiestiene sus rarezas or manías
3. (= unusual thing) → rasgo m singular
his only peculiarity is a missing armsu único rasgo singular es que le falta un brazo

peculiarity

[pɪˌkjuːliˈærɪti] n
(= odd feature) → bizarrerie f
(= particular feature) → particularité f

peculiarity

n
(= strangeness)Seltsamkeit f, → Eigenartigkeit f
(= unusual feature)Eigentümlichkeit f, → Eigenheit f, → Besonderheit f; it has the peculiarity that it is or of being …es hat die Besonderheit, … zu sein

peculiarity

[pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærɪtɪ] npeculiarità f inv

peculiar

(piˈkjuːljə) adjective
1. strange; odd. peculiar behaviour.
2. belonging to one person, place or thing in particular and to no other. customs peculiar to France.
peˌculiˈarity (-ˈӕ-) plural peˌculiˈarities noun
peˈculiarly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Some instances of correlation are quite whimsical; thus cats with blue eyes are invariably deaf; colour and constitutional peculiarities go together, of which many remarkable cases could be given amongst animals and plants.
It is a fact of some little importance to us, that peculiarities appearing in the males of our domestic breeds are often transmitted either exclusively, or in a much greater degree, to males alone.
Without thinking about it, he accepted this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk and half- digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.
The special peculiarities of aerial warfare were of such a nature as to trend, once it had begun, almost inevitably towards social disorganisation.
There are peculiarities in his personal appearance, his habits, and his amusements, which I should blame in the boldest terms, or ridicule in the most merciless manner, if I had seen them in another man.
Other parts of his face and head have their strange peculiarities.
The peculiarities of lighting, the masses of dingy red and tarnished gold, the heaviness of the shadows and the decorative lines, offered a new theme; and half the studios in the Quarter contained sketches made in one or other of the local theatres.
11] It was one of his peculiarities, he tells us, to live by the eye far more than by any other sense (a peculiarity, perhaps, in an Englishman), and this is what he sees at the early daily service then common in some City churches.
My fellow-captives soon discovered that I was studying their personal peculiarities for my own advantage and for the public amusement.
We will not speak of all Queequeg's peculiarities here; how he eschewed coffee and hot rolls, and applied his undivided attention to beefsteaks, done rare.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine- not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
I observed, in her reception of me on this occasion, certain peculiarities of look and manner which were far from being familiar in my experience of her.