Anomaly and Oddity


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Anomaly noun – Something that is different from what is ordinary or expected.
Usage example: her C grade is an anomaly, as she's never made anything except A's and B's before

Oddity is a synonym for anomaly in usual topic. In some cases you can use "Oddity" instead a noun "Anomaly", when it comes to topics like irregularity, aberration, abnormality. popular alternative
Nearby Words: anomalous, anomalistic, anomalously
Synonyms for Anomaly


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Oddity noun – Something strange or unusual that is an object of interest.
Usage example: years ago circus sideshows used to display people with unusual physical features as oddities

Anomaly is a synonym for oddity in abnormality topic. You can use "Anomaly" instead a noun "Oddity", if it concerns topics such as irregularity, aberration. popular alternative
Nearby Words: odd, oddly
Synonyms for Oddity

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particular particular anomaly particular oddity
singular singular anomaly singular oddity
single single anomaly single oddity
real real anomaly real oddity
Other adjectives: historical.
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