Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With eccentricity; in an eccentric manner or position. Also excentrically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an eccentric manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an eccentric manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an eccentric or bizarre manner
  • adverb not symmetrically with respect to the center

Etymologies

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eccentric +‎ -ally

Examples

  • A person who behaves eccentrically is a "screwball."

    Baseball Today and Tomorrow

  • For starters, the audience's attention was tea-leafed by Deez and Co. fashioning some eccentrically dotty dancing.

    Lydia Hughes: Darwin Deez at Glastonbury

  • The team has moved out of a warehouse and into an airy old mission, and has hired a few new members: Adam Jamal Craig as a new agent who spouts facts when he gets nervous, and best of all, Linda Hunt as an eccentrically tough-but-loving new boss.

    'NCIS' popularity should keep spinoff in hunt

  • Even more unexpectedly, solar systems were found that were somewhat like ours but with seemingly impossible variations—for instance, with a circular-orbiting Jupiter in what is considered the roughly “right place” in relation to its sun, along with an eccentrically orbiting and even larger Jupiter in the inner solar system region where rocky planets are supposed to live.

    First Contact

  • Roiphe seems to have missed this moment; more eccentrically, when she does acknowledge that YA has always had its dark side, she reaches back to Catcher in the Rye and over to Little House on the Prairie for her examples.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • For starters, the audience's attention was tea-leafed by Deez and Co. fashioning some eccentrically dotty dancing.

    Lydia Hughes: Darwin Deez at Glastonbury

  • That's particularly true for John Noble's eccentrically endearing Walter, who struggles so hard to piece his memory and his mind back together.

    Season finale frenzy: 'Fringe'

  • For starters, the audience's attention was tea-leafed by Deez and Co. fashioning some eccentrically dotty dancing.

    Lydia Hughes: Darwin Deez at Glastonbury

  • For starters, the audience's attention was tea-leafed by Deez and Co. fashioning some eccentrically dotty dancing.

    Lydia Hughes: Darwin Deez at Glastonbury

  • One exception was the eccentrically named Lary 7, a 55-year-old photographer who has lived in the East Village since 1984.

    A Frame-by-Frame Show-and-Tell

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