eccentricity

Part of speech: noun

The state, quality, or degree of being eccentric; oddity; singularity; an eccentric, odd, or capricious act.

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Usage examples "eccentricity":

  1. One of his eyes was of glass, and blue; the other had an eccentricity, and was of a deep and meditative grey. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.
  2. But the struggle was likely to be a hard one, and Marcella had recognised of late that in Louis as in Anthony there were dangerous possibilities of melancholy and eccentricity. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. Frequently the Bird's- foot Violet blooms a second time, in autumn, a delightful eccentricity of this family. - "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing", Neltje Blanchan et al.