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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

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Many a lorgnette I saw turned in her direction, and the croupiers' hopes rose high that such an eccentric player was about to provide them with something out of the common.
He was eccentric--he was very eccentric. Unless he has left a will (which is not at all likely) I shall take out letters of administration.
"But there have been inventors who were not eccentric and who starved while they sought to invent practical things; and sometimes, it is recorded, they succeeded.
These were very remarkable, but as eccentric as all his other accomplishments.
Years ago we had many eccentrics in our town, not criminals, who preferred a different way of life.
Schulman proposes that in contrast, twentieth-century eccentrics at first may appear ordinary, much like Magritte's bowler-hatted figure.
Psychologist David Weeks has conducted and reported, with writer Jamie James, the only systematic study of eccentric people known to me: "Eccentrics: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness" (New York: Villard Books, 1995).
The result is a funny, touching and thought-provoking book, which will make you look at any eccentrics you may be acquainted with with a new appreciation.
He considers eccentrics to be those few men and women who see the world in a different way to the majority and who then act on their convictions without caring what the rest of society thinks.
Who are the eccentrics of yesteryear that you love so?
The other luxe eccentrics are Daphne Guinness, described as "a walking work of art", cross-dressing Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry, and fashion empress Amanda Harlech.
It's unlikely, though, that any of us will find ourselves in a show devoted to eccentrics which is coming to the Customs House in South Shields next Friday.
There are a few eccentrics, to be sure, but most are earnest people seeking strength and hope.
Its most obvious precursor was Dada--the eccentrics were known to disrupt plays with whistles and rattles--and it drew on native absurdist authors as well.
"Most people in the top 20 eccentrics are unconventional in one way or another, and some are wonderfully lovable."