Synonyms of peculiar in English:


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1‘something even more peculiar began to happen’

strange, unusual, odd, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, untypical, different, out of the ordinary, out of the way
exceptional, rare, extraordinary, remarkable
puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, incongruous, uncommon, irregular, singular, deviant, aberrant, freak, freakish
suspicious, dubious, questionable
eerie, unnatural
Scottish unco
informal fishy, creepy, spooky
British informal rum
North American informal bizarro, backasswards

normal, ordinary

2‘his peculiar behaviour at the airport’

bizarre, eccentric, strange, odd, weird, queer, funny, unusual, abnormal, idiosyncratic, unconventional, outlandish, offbeat, freakish, quirky, quaint, droll, zany, off-centre
informal wacky, freaky, kooky, screwy, kinky, oddball, cranky
North American informal off the wall, wacko
Australian, New Zealand informal, dated dilly

3‘I still feel a bit peculiar’

unwell, ill, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out
British off, off colour
informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy, seedy
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian, New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
rare peaked, peakish

4‘attitudes and mannerisms peculiar to the islanders’

characteristic of, typical of, representative of, belonging to, indicative of, symptomatic of, suggestive of, exclusive to, like, in character with

5‘Elena added her own peculiar contribution’

distinctive, characteristic, distinct, different, individual, individualistic, distinguishing, typical, special, specific, representative, unique, idiosyncratic, personal, private, essential, natural
identifiable, unmistakable, conspicuous, notable, remarkable
rare singular