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peculiarly

adverb uk   /pɪˈkjuː.li.ə.li/ us    /-ˈkjuːl.jɚ-/

peculiarly adverb (STRANGELY)

in a strange, and sometimes unpleasant, way: He looked at me most peculiarly. The streets were peculiarly quiet for the time of day.

peculiarly adverb (VERY)

old-fashioned or literary very or especially: It's peculiarly painful where I burned my hand. She's a peculiarly attractive woman.
Translations of “peculiarly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常, 特別,尤其…
in Russian характерно, странно, необычно…
in Turkish tipik, özellikle, acayip/tuhaf bir şekilde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常, 特别,尤其…
in Polish specyficznie, dziwnie…
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