Eccentric and Idiosyncratic


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Eccentric adjective – Different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion.
Usage example: his eccentric decorating style isn't going over well with the neighbors

Idiosyncratic is a synonym for eccentric in usual topic. In some cases you can use "Idiosyncratic" instead an adjective "Eccentric", when it comes to topics like odd, bizarre. popular alternative
Nearby Words: eccentricity, eccentrically, eccentrical
Synonyms for Eccentric


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Idiosyncratic adjective – Peculiar to the individual.
Eccentric is a synonym for idiosyncratic in usual topic. You can use "Eccentric" instead an adjective "Idiosyncratic". popular alternative
Nearby Word: idiosyncrasy
Synonyms for Idiosyncratic

Things that words describes

sense eccentric sense idiosyncratic sense
style eccentric style idiosyncratic style
writer eccentric writer idiosyncratic writer
nature eccentric nature idiosyncratic nature
Other nouns: cast, way, version, doctor, behavior, ways, composer, quirks.

Both words in one sentence

  • He is the Only Sane Man of the show in comparison to the more eccentric and idiosyncratic cast surrounding him.
  • Pratchett extends this trope to writing, giving idiosyncratic spelling (often humorous) to characters who are eccentric, short of formal education or both.
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