eccentric person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eccentric person a person with an unusual or odd personality
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Usage

In literature:

The eccentricity, so to speak, of ordinary persons shows itself peculiarly at such times, and they say the queerest things.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
She was looked upon as a very eccentric person.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Among my Quaker friends I met with that amiable but eccentric person Mrs. Opie.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Endeavor to do nothing at the keyboard that will emphasize any personal eccentricity.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He was like that eccentric rich person who once built a most astonishing house in Chelsea many years ago.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Nathaniel Hawthorne made innumerable notes of every fleeting, quaint fancy, strange anecdote, or eccentric person.
"Methods of Authors" by Hugo Erichsen
This eccentric person had at last found a wife to his mind, and was settled in Surrey.
"Maria Edgeworth" by Helen Zimmern
Barnabas and 2 Clement are more eccentric, but the writers must have been persons of some note.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
No doubt he was eccentric, but so much must have been human in him that his interesting personality predominated.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
Miss Margaret Creak was an eccentric person, who died in 1850.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
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In news:

Insanity brushed aside as the eccentricity of personality.
An unusual personal opinion or habit: eccentricity.
Vladimir Horowitz , the eccentric virtuoso of the piano whose extraordinary personality and skill overwhelmed six decades of concert audiences, died suddenly early yesterday afternoon at his home in Manhattan, apparently of a heart attack.
On a one-to-10 personal eccentricity scale, San Francisco harbors a lot of 12s.
Nothing personal against the eccentric cornerback.
John McAfee, the eccentric anti-virus software pioneer wanted in Belize as a 'person of interest' in the shooting death of a neighbor, has told Wired by phone that he is innocent and fears that he.
We don't know if this new in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand featuring eccentric weightloss personality Richard Simmons is brilliant.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are well-known for their eccentric and flamboyant personalities on stage.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are well-known for their eccentric and flamboyant personalities on stage.
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