eccentric


eccentric
01. My neighbor is an [eccentric] old lady who has over 20 cats.
02. They are an [eccentric] couple who dress in funny old clothes, and are always laughing about something.
03. His [eccentric] views have gotten him in trouble a number of times.
04. She was dressed [eccentrically] in pants with a skirt over them, and a funny-looking hat.
05. Many artists are known for their [eccentricity] and their creativity.
06. We all have our [eccentricities], and yours is your habit of always covering your mouth when you laugh.
07. The asteroid known as Hermes has an [eccentric] orbit which has brought it within 468,000 miles of earth.
08. His novels are well known for their [eccentric] characters and surprising plot twists.
09. Artist Salvador Dali was famous for his [eccentricity] and his strange, dreamlike paintings.
10. He is an [eccentric] musician who often uses household noises and animal sounds in his compositions.
11. Bertrand Russell once said: "Do not fear to be [eccentric] in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once [eccentric]."
12. Mark Twain once said that to be virtuous is to be [eccentric].
13. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton once said that the world thinks [eccentricity] in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.
14. My English professor was an [eccentric] old guy who could recite every line of Shakespeare by memory, but could never remember where he put his glasses, or what any of our names were.
15. The singer Prince was a bit [eccentric], and once announced he would no longer use the name "Prince", and would be known instead by a sign that merges the symbols for male and female.

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  • Eccentric — Ec*cen tric ([e^]k*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), a. [F. excentrique, formerly also spelled eccentrique, fr. LL. eccentros out of the center, eccentric, Gr. e kkentros; ek out of + ke ntron center. See {Ex }, and {Center}, and cf. {Excentral}.] 1. Deviating or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eccentric — Ec*cen tric ([e^]k*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), n. 1. A circle not having the same center as another contained in some measure within the first. [1913 Webster] 2. One who, or that which, deviates from regularity; an anomalous or irregular person or thing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eccentric — [ek sen′trik, iksen′trik] adj. [ME eccentrik < ML eccentricus < LL eccentros, out of the center, eccentric < Gr ekkentros < ek , out of (see EX 1) + kentron, CENTER] 1. not having the same center, as two circles one inside the other:… …   English World dictionary

  • eccentric — early 15c. (n.) eccentric circle or orbit, 1550s (adj.), originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center, from M.Fr. eccentrique and directly from M.L. eccentricus (n. and adj.), from Gk.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eccentric — [adj] bizarre, unusual aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, beat*, bent*, bizarre, capricious, characteristic, cockeyed, crazy, curious, droll, erratic, far out*, flaky, freak, freakish, funky*, funny, idiosyncratic, irregular, kooky, nutty, odd,… …   New thesaurus

  • eccentric — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unconventional and slightly strange. 2) technical not placed centrally or not having its axis placed centrally. 3) technical (of an orbit) not circular, especially to a marked degree. ► NOUN 1) an eccentric person. 2) a cam or… …   English terms dictionary

  • eccentric — I adjective aberrant, anomalous, bizarre, contrary, curious, departing from the usual course, deviant, deviating, deviative, different, differing, divergent, erratic, extraordinary, idiosyncratic, independent, individual, inusitatus, irregular,… …   Law dictionary

  • eccentric — erratic, odd, queer, peculiar, *strange, singular, unique, quaint, outlandish, curious Analogous words: *abnormal, atypical, aberrant: *irregular, anomalous, unnatural: *exceptional, exceptionable: *fantastic, bizarre, grotesque Contrasted …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eccentric — I UK [ɪkˈsentrɪk] / US adjective a) someone who is eccentric often behaves in slightly strange or unusual ways She s regarded as being rather eccentric. an eccentric, difficult genius b) used about actions, decisions, or things that people make… …   English dictionary

  • eccentric — ec|cen|tric1 [ ık sentrık ] adjective someone who is eccentric often behaves in slightly strange or unusual ways: an eccentric, difficult genius She s regarded as being rather eccentric. a. used about actions, decisions, or things that people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English