American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that is odd.
- n. The state or quality of being odd; strangeness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being odd; singularity; strangeness; whimsicality.
- n. A peculiarity; a singularity; an odd way.
- n. A singular person or thing; one characterized by oddness.
- n. Synonyms See eccentric.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness; peculiarity.
- n. That which is odd.
- n. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
- n. a strange attitude or habit
- n. eccentricity that is not easily explained
“Joan said to herself it was plain where the boy got his oddity; but what she called oddity was but sense from a deeper source than she knew the existence of.”
“Another oddity is that many people have opined on the hottest Trek women, and yet none have mentioned the DS9 mirror episodes …”
“The oddity is that Van der Sar somehow remains a largely unsung hero, as if we have grown so accustomed to him doing his job we are guilty sometimes of taking it for granted.”
“March 30th, 2010 at 6: 33 pm rapier #45: One oddity is that the Constitutional fetish of the right, where every man is a Constitutional scholar, runs right over the mandated census without care or thought.”
“One oddity is that the Constitutional fetish of the right, where every man is a Constitutional scholar, runs right over the mandated census without care or thought.”
“And the oddity is that Albermarle County is entirely in the 5th congressional district, represented by Tom Periello.”
“So the oddity is not that anyone who criticize the influence of the “religious right” in Israel, but that anyone would think that Israel is an especially egregious actor in this regard.”
“Nick Whitfield's Skeletons (2010, Soda, 15), a significant prizewinner at this year's Edinburgh film festival, reminded me tonally of Peter Chelsom's strangely wonderful Funny Bones, although while Chelsom seemed to stumble upon his alchemical black comedy, Whitfield's uncanny oddity is designed (like Alice Creed) with off-kilter precision.”
“So Mitch focused on the candidates — senatorial, gubernatorial — who would hire him after he installed Paul as a one-term oddity who cruised in on the rancor vote.”
“This 1948 oddity is one of the most bizarre and inane movies ever conceived: a one-hour comedy with a cast consisting primarily of parakeets.”
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