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Synonyms for eccentric

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

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conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

not having a common center

References in classic literature ?
Carlyle is eccentric and perverse--more so in 'Sartor Resartus' than elsewhere--but he is on fire with his message and he is as confident as any Hebrew prophet that it is the message most necessary for his generation.
So I have tried to keep him on, not knowing what the next one may be like, and when I asked him what he had to complain of and he replied "Nothing," I could only conclude that he has a personal objection to me because of my eccentric preference for plants in groups rather than plants in lines.
Well, so far there's nothing very eccentric about old Nutcombe's proceedings.
It looks to me as if these eccentric wills of old Nutcombe's came in cycles, as it were.
Losberne, a surgeon in the neighbourhood, known through a circuit of ten miles round as 'the doctor,' had grown fat, more from good-humour than from good living: and was as kind and hearty, and withal as eccentric an old bachelor, as will be found in five times that space, by any explorer alive.
Yet his zeal for certain studies was remarkable, and within eccentric limits his knowledge was so extraordinarily ample and minute that his observations have fairly astounded me.
These were very remarkable, but as eccentric as all his other accomplishments.
The pony, impelled by some secret sympathy or some new caprice, burst into a great pace, and neither slackened it, nor indulged in any eccentric performances, until they arrived at the door of Mr Swiveller's lodging, where, marvellous to relate, he consented to stop when Mr Abel checked him.
Though Pulcheria Alexandrovna felt that the young man was really too eccentric and pinched her hand too much, in her anxiety over her Rodya she looked on his presence as providential, and was unwilling to notice all his peculiarities.
Yet apart from his eccentric condition, many people would have thought it justified if they had seen Avdotya Romanovna, especially at that moment when she was walking to and fro with folded arms, pensive and melancholy.
He had spoken the truth, moreover, when he blurted out in his drunken talk on the stairs that Praskovya Pavlovna, Raskolnikov's eccentric landlady, would be jealous of Pulcheria Alexandrovna as well as of Avdotya Romanovna on his account.
Rallying to reward eccentricity in a city of eccentrics, other officials named the tower a cultural monument and declared its ``significant social interest in the San Fernando Valley.
English Eccentrics was last performed in the UK five years ago, conducted by Lionel Friend, who will also conduct the Conservatoire's production.
ENGLAND has always been a country full of eccentrics.
COMEDIAN Dave Allen did indeed visit Meltham in the1970s - to interview Herbert Thorpe, the Prophet of Meltham, for a TV series about eccentrics.