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peculiar

adjective (STRANGE)    /pɪˈkjuː.li.ər/ US  /-ˈkjuːl.jɚ/
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).Strange, suspicious and unnatural
(Definition of peculiar adjective (STRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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