Eccentric - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsentrɪk|  American pronunciation of the word eccentric
Brit.  |ɪkˈsɛntrɪk|  British pronunciation of the word eccentric

noun

- a person with an unusual or odd personality (syn: flake, geek, oddball)
- a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)(syn: case, character, type)

adjective

- conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual(syn: bizarre, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre)

Examples

He was a kind but eccentric man.

She's become more eccentric over the years.

...an eccentric who designed his house to look like a Scottish castle...

His eccentric behaviour lost him his job.

Aunt Nessy was always a bit eccentric.

I was regarded as something of an eccentric.

...an eccentric who cached money in odd places, such as under the boards of the floor...

In the spit-and-polish Navy, he and his equally unkempt colleagues were regarded as eccentric.

eccentric, artistic types whom many regarded as freaks

The novel is inhabited by a cast of eccentric characters.

...an eccentric who claimed to have photographed an apparition in her very own house...

...the vagaries of a rather eccentric, elderly lady...

This eccentric friendship was fast cooling.

His costume was eccentric and affected.

Edith was widely regarded as (=considered by many people to be) eccentric.

Word forms

noun
singular: eccentric
plural: eccentrics
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