Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peculiarly”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of peculiarly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peculiarly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “peculiarly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More