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English adjective: eccentric

1. eccentric conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

SamplesRestaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit.
Famed for his eccentric spelling.
A freakish combination of styles.
His off-the-wall antics.
The outlandish clothes of teenagers.
Outre and affected stage antics.

Synonymsbizarre, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre


Antonymsconventional, conventional

2. eccentric not having a common center; not concentric

SamplesEccentric circles.


Similaracentric, off-center, off-centered

Antonymsconcentric, concentrical, homocentric

English noun: eccentric

1. eccentric (person) a person with an unusual or odd personality

Synonymseccentric person, flake, geek, oddball

Broader (hypernym)anomaly, unusual person

Narrower (hyponym)crackpot, crank, fruitcake, nut, nut case, nutter, screwball, wacko, whacko

2. eccentric (person) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

SamplesA real character.
A strange character.
A friendly eccentric.
The capable type.
A mental case.

Synonymscase, character, type

Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup

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