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Pronunciation:  pi`kyûlee'aritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  2. [n]  a distinguishing trait
  3. [n]  an odd or unusual characteristic

PECULIARITY is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: curio, curiosity, distinctive feature, distinctiveness, oddity, oddment, rarity, speciality, specialness, specialty
 See Also: characteristic, collector's item, feature, foible, idiosyncrasy, individualism, individuality, individuation, mannerism, piece de resistance, showpiece, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pe*cul`iar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Peculiarities}.
1. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality;
   singularity. --Swift.

2. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive
   characteristic or habit; particularity.

         The smallest peculiarity of temper on manner.

3. Exclusive possession or right. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

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