Definition of 'eccentric'
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The only solution would be to counterbalance this negativity in my own eccentric little way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was ingenious and might have seemed eccentric, but it was magical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not great eccentrics, and do not see themselves engaged in any great struggle against other universities. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We need to shrug off this image that inventing is about eccentric people locked away in sheds. The Sun (2014)It is the marvellously eccentric characters who stand out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yesterday friends of the mum spoke out about her eccentric behaviour. The Sun (2013)With that kind of cash it could be very easy to become a crazy eccentric. The Sun (2012)My own brand little of eccentric pop. The Sun (2008)His eccentric character and honesty appeals to many. The Sun (2016)Some of his behaviour would seem eccentric in normal circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These beautiful and sometimes eccentric people need understanding from a society that sadly sees difference as a reason to bully. The Sun (2010)He was also a great eccentric. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was quite an eccentric character. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There were the hugely popular documentaries he made in pursuit of the great British eccentric. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The newsletter's attacks on individuals seem an eccentric way of wooing voters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its eccentric English owner had just died and the cello was for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The jumper's sports gene seems somewhat eccentric. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)All slightly eccentric, but great fun. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are better British eccentrics out there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We can become eccentric and nobody minds, which is a great freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In those days they could seem eccentric, too. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The eccentric judgments of British men in wigs were to blame. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The insides are modish to a fault, but not eccentric in the way the exterior will be. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A doctor duly stood up, to find himself directly addressed by the great eccentric. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes I play up being odd and eccentric, just to put distance between me and other people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: eccentric /ɪkˈsɛntrɪk/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is eccentric, you mean that they behave in a strange way, and have habits or opinions that are different from those of most people.
He is an eccentric character who likes wearing a beret and dark glasses.
- American English: eccentric
- Arabic: شاذّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: excêntrico
- Chinese: 古怪的
- Croatian: ekscentričan
- Czech: výstřední
- Danish: excentrisk
- Dutch: zonderling
- European Spanish: excéntrico
- Finnish: epätavallinen eksentrinen
- French: excentrique
- German: exzentrisch
- Greek: εκκεντρικός
- Italian: eccentrico
- Japanese: 風変わりな
- Korean: 별난
- Norwegian: eksentrisk
- Polish: ekscentryczny
- European Portuguese: excêntrico
- Romanian: excentric
- Russian: эксцентричный
- Spanish: excéntrico
- Swedish: excentrisk
- Thai: แปลก
- Turkish: eksantrik
- Ukrainian: ексцентричний
- Vietnamese: kỳ dị
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