eccentric eccentric  /ɪk ˈsɛn trɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person with an unusual or odd personality
  2. (adj) conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  3. (n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
  4. (adj) not having a common center; not concentric

Usage(s):

  1. A patron of organic farming, but in his own fashion and eccentric way, Peter was against eating any other food.
  2. Linda was eccentric but when it came to playing the piano she was a genius.

News

  1. Rays manager marches to a different beat

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is as eccentric as they come and as brilliant as anyone you'll meet.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

  2. Rajon Rondo plays two Connect Four games at once, dominates (Video)

    This spring's NBA postseason has been without many notable star players, including Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. For a certain type of fan inclined towards the eccentric, though, the most glaring absence was Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, a … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Larry Bell: 1992 microbrew law spurred 'revolution,' allowed for opening of Eccentric Cafe 20 years ago

    Bell's Brewery is celebrating the Eccentric Cafe's 20th anniversary on Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette

Quotes

  1. "I love the idiosyncracy of the British people, I love the eccentric nature," said Dame Helen.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Helen Mirren Source: BBC News

  2. "He never got credit," Sharpton said. "He was not a freak, he was a genius..........He was not somebody who was eccentric. He was an innovator."
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Al Sharpton Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "He was one of the most unique and eccentric individuals that I have ever met, and I'm not sure there will ever be anyone like him again," said Al Attles, the former Warriors guard who coached Golden State to its sole title.
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Al Attles Source: Washington Post

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