What is another word for oddity?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒdɪti] (IPA)

Oddity is a word that can be defined as something strange or unusual. Synonyms for oddity include eccentricity, quirkiness, peculiarity, singularity, idiosyncrasy, and anomaly. These words all describe something that is out of the ordinary or unexpected. Eccentricity suggests a deviation from conventional norms, while quirkiness implies a charming or endearing peculiarity. Peculiarity and singularity both imply something that is unique and distinctive. Idiosyncrasy suggests a personal characteristic that sets one apart from others, and anomaly implies something that is rare or unexpected. Whatever the synonym used, an oddity always stands out from the crowd and catches one's attention.

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What are the hypernyms for Oddity?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Oddity?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for oddity?

Oddity refers to something that is strange or unusual in nature. While this term is associated with uniqueness and individuality, some people may wish to find alternative words that can express the opposite of that definition. Some of the antonyms for oddity include conformity, normalcy, familiarity, regularity, tradition, and predictability. Conformity generally refers to the act of following the norms and standards within society. Normalcy, on the other hand, implies adherence to the standard or typical behavior. Familiarity can suggest something that is recognized and known, while Regularity can be described as the quality of being consistent and predictable. Tradition relates to customs, beliefs, and practices passed down through generations, while predictability signifies something that is easily anticipated or forecasted.

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Usage examples for Oddity

De Vrees was an oddity; very few people will be sorry to lose him.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
As to Pen, she is an oddity-no more and no less.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade
He was the oddity.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills

Famous quotes with Oddity

  • At the time, nobody knew what it was. It had no name. When everything else is out of your control, you can control your eating. You end up cutting a lot of things off. Nothing reaches you. I was very happy then - that was the oddity.
    Susan Dey
  • The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
    Marilyn Hacker
  • Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity.
    Roy Lichtenstein
  • When today Muslim goondas create a riot in Bhagalpur or in Gonda, the secularist press will obscure this beginning (in both cases bombs thrown from Muslim establishments at Hindu processions) and highlight the ensuing Hindu part of the violence. Some M.J. Akbar will poignantly describe the suffering of some Muslim villagers, and then blame the atmosphere created by the Rathyatra in some distant town, without even mentioning that the riot started with a pre-planned armed attack on a Hindu procession. (...) Not only do you gain on the propaganda front, the press may even come out in support of your demands. For some time, Muslim communalists have demanded a ban on processions. More than 95% of religious processions are Hindu processions anyway, for processions are a thoroughly Pagan practice which in Islam can only be a heterodox oddity. (...) A very good illustration is the next and very important demand of the Muslim communalists : a larger than proportionate reservation for Muslims in the army and the police...
    Koenraad Elst
  • The truly spiritual man is indeed something of an oddity. He lives not for himself but to promote the interests of Another. He seeks to persuade people to give all to his Lord and asks no portion or share for himself. He delights not to be honored but to see his Saviour glorified in the eyes of men. His joy is to see his Lord promoted and himself neglected. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and overserious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens. He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.
    Aiden Wilson Tozer

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