Definition of eccentric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈsentrɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsentrɪk//
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considered by other people to be strange or unusual eccentric behaviour/clothes an eccentric aunt Wordfinderaction, approach, attitude, behaviour, conform, eccentric, etiquette, habit, manners, morality Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun denoting a circle or orbit not having the earth precisely at its centre): via late Latin from Greek ekkentros, from ek ‘out of’ + kentron ‘centre’.Extra examples The old lady was getting very eccentric. We were definitely regarded as eccentric. his endearingly eccentric nature spilling into his speech his engagingly eccentric brother His behaviour grew increasingly eccentric as time went on. She was the classic eccentric old lady, living with a houseful of cats.

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