peculiar

01. What is your mother cooking for supper? There is a very [peculiar] smell coming from the kitchen.
02. One interesting [peculiarity] of pro hockey players is that many of them are very superstitious, believing their success is dependent on a lucky stick or a certain way of doing up their skates.
03. Nate had a [peculiar] sense of humor which many of his co-workers found somewhat offensive.
04. Computer specialists have a special language that is [peculiar] to their group, and which is practically impossible to understand for anyone who doesn't work in their field.
05. Diving into the freezing waters off the Pacific Coast, I had the [peculiar] sensation that my skin was burning rather than feeling cold.
06. My uncle is a rather [peculiar] old man who talks to birds more than he ever talks to people.
07. I had a [peculiar] conversation with my neighbor, who accused me of spying on her.
08. This bird is [peculiar] to the Amazon forest.
09. Homosexuality was once thought to be [peculiar] to the human race, but recent evidence suggests that it also occurs among other animals.
10. The old woman's eyes were very [peculiar]; they seemed to look everywhere at once while actually seeing nothing at all.
11. French artist Georges Seurat once remarked to Vincent van Gogh that originality depends only on the character of the drawing, and the vision [peculiar] to each artist.
12. After losing his leg in a car accident, the victim reported a [peculiar] sensation of an itching feeling in the toes of the foot which was no longer there.
13. My neighbor is a [peculiar] old woman who never talks to anybody but her cats and the birds outside her house.
14. One [peculiarity] of Fiji's main island is the large contrast between the wet, green eastern side, and the hot, dry western part.
15. Abraham Lincoln once noted that every man is said to have his [peculiar] ambition.

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  • Peculiar — Pe*cul iar, a. [L. peculiaris, fr. peculium private property, akin to pecunia money: cf. OF. peculier. See {Pecuniary}.] 1. One s own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peculiar — may refer to:* Peculiar (album) , an album by The Slackers* Peculiar , a comic strip, later published as a book, by cartonist Richard Sala* In the Church of England, a Peculiar , (or Peculier) is an extra diocesan place of worship* Peculiar,… …   Wikipedia

  • peculiar — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es propio, característico o privativo de una persona o cosa: La inseguridad es un rasgo peculiar de mi carácter. Ese trabajo tiene peculiares características. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) [Persona o cosa]… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Peculiar — Pe*cul iar, n. 1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. [1913 Webster] Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven. South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peculiar — peculiár adj. m., pl. peculiári; f. sg. peculiáră, pl. peculiáre Trimis de siveco, 06.11.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PECULIÁR, Ă adj. De peculiu, referitor la peculiu. [pron. li ar. / …   Dicționar Român

  • Peculiar — Peculiar, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2604 Housing Units (2000): 983 Land area (2000): 3.496290 sq. miles (9.055348 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046421 sq. miles (0.120231 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.542711 sq. miles (9.175579 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Peculiar, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2604 Housing Units (2000): 983 Land area (2000): 3.496290 sq. miles (9.055348 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046421 sq. miles (0.120231 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.542711 sq. miles (9.175579 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peculiar to — of, relating to, or found in (only one person, thing, or place) a custom peculiar to America [=a custom that is found only in America] • • • Main Entry: ↑peculiar …   Useful english dictionary

  • peculiar — [adj1] characteristic, distinguishing appropriate, diacritic, diagnostic, distinct, distinctive, endemic, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individual, intrinsic, local, particular, personal, private, proper, restricted, special, specific, typical,… …   New thesaurus

  • peculiar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strange or odd. 2) (peculiar to) belonging exclusively to. 3) formal particular. ► NOUN ▪ a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, and subject to the direct jurisdiction of the monarch or an… …   English terms dictionary

  • peculiar — [pi kyo͞ol′yər] adj. [ME peculier < L peculiaris < peculium: see PECULATE] 1. of only one person, thing, group, country, etc.; distinctive; exclusive 2. particular; unique; special [a matter of peculiar interest] 3. out of the ordinary;… …   English World dictionary

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