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Definition of "peculiarity" []

  • The quality or state of being peculiar. (noun)
  • A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic. (noun)
  • An eccentricity; an idiosyncrasy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peculiarity" in a sentence
  • "Temperate men are not governed in their religious researches by the pride of peculiarity nor the influence of party views, and a faithful trial ought to have been made in order to convince of error before the charge of _pride of peculiarity_, or the influence of party views, could with propriety have been made."
  • "In that romantic history, the retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks, this peculiarity is alluded to."
  • "This peculiarity is not limited to the Philomycidae and Toxicodendron radicans."