Eccentric

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

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"

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Eccentric'?

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.



Words and phrases related to 'Eccentric'



'Eccentric' example sentence in quotations


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


Click here for more related quotations on 'Eccentric'

Eccentric Sample Sentences in News



Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Eccentric'


Search for more meaning of 'Eccentric' on the web