HyperDic: peculiarity

English > 3 senses of the word peculiarity:
NOUNcognitionpeculiarity, distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristican odd / odd or unusual characteristic / characteristic
attributepeculiarity, specialness, specialty, speciality, distinctivenessa distinguishing trait
artifactpeculiarity, curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, raritysomething unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
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English > peculiarity: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn odd / odd or unusual characteristic / characteristic.
Synonymsdistinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic
Narrowercalling cardA distinguishing characteristic or behavior
Broaderfeature, characteristicA prominent attribute or aspect of something
Spanishparticularidad, peculiaridad
Catalanparticularitat, peculiaritat, tret distintiu
English > peculiarity: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA distinguishing trait.
Synonymsspecialness, specialty, speciality, distinctiveness
Narroweridiosyncrasy, foible, mannerismA behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
Broaderindividuality, individualism, individuationThe quality of being individual
Spanishdistinción, distintividad, especialidad, peculiaridad
Catalandistinció, peculiaritat
Adjectivespeculiarcharacteristic of one only
English > peculiarity: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningSomething unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.
Synonymscurio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, rarity
Narrowerbric-a-brac, knickknack, nicknack, knickknackery, whatnotMiscellaneous curios
collectible, collectablethings considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)
collector's item, showpiece, piece de resistanceThe outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishcuriosidad, peculiaridad, rareza, singularidad
Catalancuriositat, peculiaritat, raresa, singularitat
Adjectivespeculiarbeyond or deviating from the usual or expected

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