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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not ordinary or usual in behavior or appearance; odd or peculiar.

Usage examples (42)
  • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
  • A friendly eccentric
  • eccentric circles
  • Writing that is alive is what we call eccentric (if in English) or experimental (if in French). for more
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  • "Acentric" means off-center, while "eccentric" describes someone who is interesting in a peculiar or abnormal way.
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