Meaning of “eccentric” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “eccentric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ɪkˈsen·trɪk, ek-/

strange or unusual, sometimes in an amusing way:

eccentric behavior
noun [ C ] us /ɪkˈsen·trɪk, ek-/

She was an elderly eccentric who lived with 25 cats.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌek·senˈtrɪs·ɪ·t̬i/

[ U ] Although his reputation for eccentricity was well deserved, it was not true that he had asked to be buried in his car.

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