Definitions

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  • adv. In an eccentric manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an eccentric manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adv. in an eccentric or bizarre manner
  • adv. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yevele's equally famous nave for Canterbury cathedral, begun in 1380, could hardly be more different, or more English: a bravura display of perpendicular gothic, the last phase of the medieval style as British architecture wandered eccentrically into the classical landscape of the Renaissance.

    Gothic architecture in Britain: examples from the era

  • He is an eccentrically complex character and I just really adore his art and bizarre flamboyancy as an artist and human being.

    Twilight Lexicon » Rob Pattinson as Dali

  • As I recall, it was either glossed over or regarded as eccentrically endearing.

    Ignorance is the mother of violence (Jack Bog's Blog)

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