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Meaning of ODDITY

Pronunciation:  '√Ęditee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  2. [n]  a strange attitude or habit
  3. [n]  eccentricity that is not easily explained
 

ODDITY is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: crotchet, curio, curiosity, oddment, oddness, peculiarity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, rarity
 
 See Also: collector's item, eccentricity, piece de resistance, showpiece, strangeness, stuff, sundries, sundry, unfamiliarity, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Odd"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Oddities}.
1. The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness;
   peculiarity; as, oddity of dress, manners, and the like.

         That infinitude of oddities in him.   --Sterne.

2. That which is odd; as, a collection of oddities.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberration, abnormality, absurdity, alien, anomalousness, anomaly, anticness, bizarreness, bizarrerie, card, case, character, conceit, conversation piece, crackpot, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, crotchet, crotchetiness, curio, curiosity, curiousness, deformity, deviancy, deviation, differentness, distinctiveness, divergence, dottiness, duck, eccentric, eccentricity, erraticism, erraticness, exception, extraordinariness, fanatic, fantasticality, freak, freakiness, freakishness, grotesqueness, grotesquerie, hermit, hobo, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, improbability, incongruity, incongruousness, individuality, irregularity, kink, kook, kookiness, lone wolf, loner, maggot, malformation, mannerism, maverick, meshuggenah, misfit, monstrosity, monstrousness, museum piece, natural, nonconformist, nonconformity, nonesuch, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddness, original, outlandishness, outsider, pariah, peculiarity, phenomenon, prodigiosity, prodigy, quaintness, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, queerness, quip, quirk, quirkiness, quiz, rara avis, rarity, screwball, singularity, solitary, spook, strange thing, strangeness, teratism, tramp, trick, twist, type, unconventionality, unnaturalness, unusualness, weirdness, weirdo, whim, whimsicality, whimsy, zealot, zombie
 

 

 

 

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