Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property of being odd.

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

  • noun The state of being odd, or not even.
  • noun Singularity; strangeness; eccentricity; irregularity; uncouthness

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

  • noun uncountable the state or quality of being odd
  • noun countable the result or product of being odd

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

  • noun eccentricity that is not easily explained
  • noun the parity of odd numbers (not divisible by two)

Etymologies

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odd +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It's never clear if his oddness is willed and sophisticated, as a mannerist device (he was a Florentine colleague of Pontormo and Bronzino) or is the product of someone trained in old-fashioned styles (he studied with Perugino) trying, and failing, to come completely up-to-date.

    Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bacchiacca in Baltimore

  • It may be that my sense of its faint oddness comes from the detailed focus of the male gaze assessing the emotional dimension of the domestic realm and the world of the family.

    Now You See Him « Tales from the Reading Room

  • If the narrative happened over a longer period of time, the relationship between Yvaine and Tristan could have been better developed; the growth of Tristan from a boy to a man could have been given more attention; the scope and grandeur and just plain oddness of Fairie could have been shown.

    10 Reasons Why I Hate the Movie Version of Stardust | Living the Liminal

  • Not all of my oddness is * totally* spontaneous, I do occasionally try and remember stuff to say later):

    April 20th, 2004

  • Maybe more parenting topics, with some productivity posts along the way, spattered with a hint of gadgets and a good dollop of plain oddness.

    We’re back! : about:blank

  • Whether that has anything to do with her being a trans woman, i'm not sure, but it's interesting nonetheless - i'm thinking about getting tested myself, as things like premature births as well as some degree of gender-non-conforming, and connective tissue "oddness" eg joints that bend where it really isn't normal to do run in the family.

    Cat 'Aww!', woman as construct, crossdressing and Intersex/DSD issues

  • Through it all, Monáe seems committed to staying true to her unconventional image and music - despite some fearing her 'oddness' could stand in the way of truly mass market appeal.

    Christine Huang: Janelle Mon��e: A New American Icon

  • Created by Christophe Laudamiel, the master of oddness...the kind of oddness that is hard to pinpoint and describe, Theo Fennell's perfume wraps shamelessly animalic notes in an exquisite organza veil of rose, orchid and lily petals delicately spiced with saffron.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • It has the kind of oddness that I think should be the only one allowed in perfumery- the wearable kind.

    Perfume Review: Humiecki & Graef Skarb

  • Created by Christophe Laudamiel, the master of oddness...the kind of oddness that is hard to pinpoint and describe, Theo Fennell's perfume wraps shamelessly animalic notes in an exquisite organza veil of rose, orchid and lily petals delicately spiced with saffron.

    Perfume Review: Theo Fennell

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