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peculiar

adjective uk   /pɪˈkjuː.li.ər/ us    /-ˈkjuːl.jɚ/

peculiar adjective (STRANGE)

B2 unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way: She has the most peculiar ideas. What a peculiar smell! It's peculiar that they didn't tell us they were going away. UK The video on road accidents made me feel rather peculiar (= ill).
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peculiar adjective (BELONGING TO)

C2 belonging to, relating to, or found in only particular people or things: He gets on with things in his own peculiar way/manner/fashion. They noted that special manner of walking which was peculiar to her alone. This type of building is peculiar to the south of the country.
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