Eccentric

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Eccentric Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
  • a person with an unusual or odd personality
  • not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"
  • conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teena

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person with an unusual or odd personality ,
  • a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"

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Eccentric Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Eccentricity or extravagance is a word used to describe unusual behaviour in a person. People who have habits which many people think are very strange may be called eccentric. Eccentric behaviour is not necessarily good or bad in itself.

Some clever people (geniuses) have behaviour which might be described as eccentric. It is not always clear whether behaviour is just eccentric or whether it is madness.

Famous people who were eccentric in their different ways include Albert Einstein, Nero, Alan Turing, Howard Hughes, Ludwig II of Bavaria and Lord Berners.



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'Eccentric' example sentence in quotations


* Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. - Bertrand Russell


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Eccentric Sample Sentences in News


  • Chris Eubank Jnr v Billy Joe Saunders: Son looks to emulate father and shake up the middleweight division
    Gambler or calculated risk-taker? Maverick genius or mad eccentric? Chris Eubank Jnr just like his father Read more on this news related to 'Eccentric'
  • First Light-Activated LED Product Brings High Tech to Cabinet Lighting
    Eccentric Electronics, LLC has developed the first cabinet LED light that is light-activated. The product, named autosensLED, automatically turns on when it senses light from the room when the compartment door is opened and turns itself off once the door is closed and it senses darkness. (PRWeb November 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/release Read more on this news related to 'Eccentric'
  • Chris Eubank: ‘My son is the most dangerous young man on the planet’
    The eccentric former middleweight says Eubank Jr could seriously hurt Billy Joe Saunders when they meet in London “This is the most dangerous young man on the planet,” Chris Eubank says in a typically grand way as he gestures towards his son, Chris Jr, who is about to face his first real test in the ring against the unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday nigh Read more on this news related to 'Eccentric'

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