Definitions of peculiarity

  1. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a distinguishing trait Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Exclusive possession or right. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Something which marks a person or thing as being different; the state or quality of being very different; an unusual or odd trait. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The quality of being peculiar; singularity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Something that belongs or is found in one person, thing, class, system, people, &c., and in no other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for peculiarity

  1. There was in John's voice something dangerously near satisfaction with this well- known peculiarity of youth. – The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories by Margaret Collier Graham
  2. The peculiarity lay in the manner with which the meaning was breathed into the notes. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner