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peculiar /pi'kju:ljə/
  • tính từ
    • riêng, riêng biệt; đặc biệt
    • kỳ dị, khác thường
    • danh từ
      • tài sản riêng; đặc quyền riêng
      • (tôn giáo) giáo khu độc lập
    Concise Dictionary
    pɪ'kjuːlɪə(r)
    adj.
    +beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    +unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    +markedly different from the usual
    +characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    adj.
    1 odd, curious, strange, queer, bizarre, weird, unusual, abnormal, anomalous, aberrant, deviant or deviate, eccentric, uncommon, outlandish, exceptional, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, offbeat, unorthodox, atypical, idiosyncratic, unconventional, out-of-the-way, quaint, unique, singular, one of a kind, sui generis, distinct, distinguished, special, particular, quirky, funny, freakish, Slang far-out, freaky, Brit rum:
    Don't you agree that anyone who by choice goes barefoot in winter is a bit peculiar? She enjoys a peculiar immunity to colds
    2 Usually, peculiar to. typical of, characteristic of, characterized by, natural to, symptomatic of, appropriate to or for, distinctive of, restricted to, specific to, indicative of, denotative of, limited to, individual to, personal to, special to, unique to; seen or observed (only) in, local to, native to, indigenous to:
    Such behaviour is peculiar to those who have served long prison sentences.
    n.
    3 Typography arbitrary, sort:
    Characters with diacritical marks are called 'peculiars' in the printing trades.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + adjective
    1 strange or unusual, especially in a way that is unpleasant or worrying: a peculiar smell / taste + There was something peculiar in the way he smiled. + I had a peculiar feeling we'd met before. + Her behaviour was a peculiar mixture of the sophisticated and the childlike. + He died in very peculiar substances. + For some peculiar reason, she refused to come inside. + The peculiar thing was that no one mentioned her disappearance. + They behaved in a very peculiar way.
    Compare: ODD
    2 ~ (to sb/sth) belonging or relating to one particular place, situation, person, etc., and not to others: a humour that is peculiar to American sitcoms + a species of bird peculiar to Asia + He has his own peculiar style which you'll soon get used to. + the family's peculiar importance in the affair + the peculiar properties of mercury
    3 (BrE, informal) slightly ill: I don't think I'll eat anything-I'm feeling a bit peculiar.
    Collocation Dictionary
    adj

    1 odd/strange

    VERBS

    be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste | become | find sb/sth, regard sb/sth as, think sb/sth
    I find her attitude a bit peculiar, to say the least.

    ADV.

    most, very
    He is a most peculiar man!
    | a bit, a little, quite, rather
    The meat tasted rather peculiar.

    2 only belonging to a particular person/place

    VERBS

    be | become | remain

    ADV.

    by no means
    These problems are by no means peculiar to this country.

    PREP.

    to
    the smell that is peculiar to hospitals


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