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English definition of “peculiarly”

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.Strange, suspicious and unnaturalParticular and individual

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.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of peculiarly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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