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Definitions of eccentric

  1.   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 the outlandish clothes of teenagers outre and affected stage antics
  2.   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
  3.   a person with an unusual or odd personality
  4.   not having a common center not concentric eccentric circles
  5.   Deviating or departing from the center or from the line of a circle as an eccentric or elliptical orbit pertaining to deviation from the center or from true circular motion
  6.   Pertaining to an eccentric as the eccentric rod in a steam engine
  7.   Not coincident as to motive or end
  8.   Deviating from stated methods usual practice or established forms or laws deviating from an appointed sphere or way departing from the usual course irregular anomalous odd as eccentric conduct
  9.   A circle not having the same center as another contained in some measure within the first
  10.   One who or that which deviates from regularity an anomalous or irregular person or thing
  11.   In the Ptolemaic system the supposed circular orbit of a planet about the earth but with the earth not in its center
  12.   A circle described about the center of an elliptical orbit with half the major axis for radius
  13.   A disk or wheel so arranged upon a shaft that the center of the wheel and that of the shaft do not coincide It is used for operating valves in steam engines and for other purposes The motion derived is precisely that of a crank having the same throw
  14.   Not having the same center said of circles ellipses spheres etc which though coinciding either in whole or in part as to area or volume have not the same center opposed to concentric
  15.   Not in the center peculiar in manner or character as an eccentric person erratic irregular not having the same center
  16.   A circle or sphere not having the same center as another circle
  17.   1 Abnormal or peculiar in ideas actions or speech 2 Proceeding from a center 3 Peripheral
  18.   ECCENTRICALLY
  19.   A circle not having the same centre as another mech a wheel having its axis out of the centre
  20.   A whell whose axis is not in the centre an odd person
  21.   Deviating from the centre not having the same centre odd queer
  22.   Eccentricity
  23.   Peculiar erratic
  24.   Not in the center not having the same center not circular
  25.   A disk mounted out of center on a driving shaft so as to have the effect of a crank motion
  26.   One who or that which is eccentric eccentrical
  27.   Deviating or departing from the centre said of circles or spheres which though contained in some measure within each other yet have not the same centre not revolving round the centre not terminating in the same point nor directed by the same principle deviating from established forms or rulers odd anomalous whimsical Eccentric gear the links connecting rods straps and wheels by which an eccentric motion is carried on through the machinery
  28.   A circle not having the same centre as another a wheel with its axis not in its centre he who or that which is irregular or anomalous
  29.   Odd singular departing from the usual course not having the same centre

Quotes of eccentric

  1. I have always idolized eccentric people – Brandon Boyd
  2. Women can break down barriers to opportunity and men many of them reluctantly have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action But except for an eccentric few women do not want to become warriors – Suzanne Fields
  3. Eccentric doesn't bother me 'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines that's okay – Crispin Glover
  4. Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane and unfortunately the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them – Maynard James Keenan
  5. I am not a grammarian Maybe my style is eccentric – Dorothy Kilgallen
  6. When I'm writing a novel I'm dealing with a double life I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant – John Phillips Marquand
  7. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time – John Stuart Mill
  8. I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for – Maureen O'Hara
  9. At first I did stories on people who were maybe just eccentric Omar was a natural progression from that – Jon Ronson
  10. There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is – Ellen Terry
  11. Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set – Gene Tierney
  12. Sure my childhood was unusual All these eccentric wild people frequented our home rock stars drag queens models bikers freaks But I was not this little rich girl My mom and I lived in an apartment – Liv Tyler
  13. My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric they can behave the way they want – Julie Walters

Usage examples for eccentric

  1. “ A singular and eccentric person you see he must be said Will – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. Eccentric Victor Trevette and his Indian wife were at the lodge and the company were joined by the Rev ” – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  3. She had served as maid in her youth to an eccentric old lady with whom she had lived until she was married – The Golden House by Mrs. Woods Baker
  4. Though his manner was eccentric his conduct was harmless and it is probable that his parents who it was afterward ascertained were respectable members of the Society of Friends in England encouraged his desire to travel and furnished him the means to do so – The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts by George W. Holley
  5. He would have admitted frankly to any one that she interested him more than any woman he had ever seen puzzled him more occupied his thoughts more but that he could be in love with this rather eccentric middle aged woman beautiful though she was Dr Eben would have warmly denied – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  6. But he was eccentric – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  7. “ To Mrs H of a person eccentric Why does not his guardian angel look to him – Charles Lamb by Barry Cornwall
  8. He was a somewhat eccentric man so I did not take offence and had almost forgotten all about it when chance led me to the Marylebone Theatre one evening – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. It was as if each country on earth had been called upon to contribute as many as it could spare of unusual and striking even astonishing specimens of humanity on purpose to provide eccentric or ornamental features of this strange world's variety show – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  10. “ Simoneau said 'I thought you might be ashamed of a rough old eccentric fellow like me – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  11. Well Tom began the eccentric man we have good weather for the start – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  12. An old man an eccentric who talked aloud to himself – Pan by Knut Hamsun
  13. Johnson was one of those rugged eccentric self developed characters so common among the English – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  14. It is not improbable that influences from outside of her had often during the forty years through which she had experienced them made her life eccentric and many of her actions mysterious – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  15. Our little village had its share of eccentric characters as the old man who was impelled by the edict of the Bible to cut off his right hand as it had offended him – Memories and Anecdotes by Kate Sanborn
  16. This time the Westerner after almost bending himself double gave his arm an eccentric movement and shot in another curve – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  17. The Baronne is considered quite eccentric because she keeps hers on sometimes – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  18. Some eccentric beauties prefer the straight line to the curve and describe a great streak of black all across the forehead but they are few in number – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  19. “ Lear's division of his kingdom among his three daughters is not so eccentric a proceeding as the critics would make out – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  20. We can't have anything eccentric in our profession – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy