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ECCENTRIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eccentric mean? 

ECCENTRIC (noun)
  The noun ECCENTRIC has 2 senses:

1. a person with an unusual or odd personality
2. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

  Familiarity information: ECCENTRIC used as a noun is rare.


ECCENTRIC (adjective)
  The adjective ECCENTRIC has 2 senses:

1. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
2. not having a common center; not concentric

  Familiarity information: ECCENTRIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECCENTRIC (noun)


Sense 1eccentric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person with an unusual or odd personality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

oddball; eccentric person; eccentric; flake; geek

Hypernyms ("eccentric" is a kind of...):

anomaly; unusual person (a person who is unusual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "eccentric"):

crackpot; crank; fruitcake; nut; nut case; nutcase; screwball (a whimsically eccentric person)

nutter; wacko; whacko (a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad)


Sense 2eccentric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

eccentric; type; character; case

Context examples:

a real character / a strange character / a friendly eccentric / the capable type / a mental case

Hypernyms ("eccentric" is a kind of...):

adult; grownup (a fully developed person from maturity onward)


ECCENTRIC (adjective)


Sense 1eccentric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

Synonyms:

outlandish; off-the-wall; gonzo; outre; eccentric; bizarre; freaky; flaky; flakey; freakish

Context examples:

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 teenagers / outre and affected stage antics

Similar:

unconventional (not conventional or conformist)


Sense 2eccentric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not having a common center; not concentric

Synonyms:

nonconcentric; eccentric

Context example:

eccentric circles

Similar:

acentric (not centered or having no center)

off-center; off-centered (situated away from the center or axis)

Antonym:

concentric (having a common center)


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