Definitions

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  • noun uncountable The state of being quirky
  • noun countable A specific quirky aspect of a person or thing

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

  • noun a strange attitude or habit

Etymologies

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quirky +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Sasha's 'quirkiness' is what makes her so interesting and different from most of the cookie-cutter accidental sleuths out there now.

    NOIR “WHORES”

  • A perception of quirkiness is not what you want in a VP candidate - ask George McGovern.

    December 2003

  • There’s a certain quirkiness inherent in the call-and-response between pre-rap quasi-singer Fred Schneider and the harmonious pair of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson that permeates the B-52s sound.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • There’s a certain quirkiness inherent in the call-and-response between pre-rap quasi-singer Fred Schneider and the harmonious pair of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson that permeates the B-52s sound.

    What I did on the weekend -- Part 1: Ribs, beer and awesomeness at Bluesfest

  • This wan, fey little Australian film stretches the notion of quirkiness far past the snapping point -- though the film itself has very little in the way of snap.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Griff the Invisible

  • The result of the superabundance of high achieving secondary school youngsters is that many of the top schools in the nation have taken the "quirkiness" out of the student body - and the rebelliousness of intellect, style, and thought, that is often ultimately critical to doing something of importance other than law or medicine.

    Jonathan R. Cole: Twisting in the Wind: College and University Admissions - Part I

  • The result of the superabundance of high achieving secondary school youngsters is that many of the top schools in the nation have taken the "quirkiness" out of the student body - and the rebelliousness of intellect, style, and thought, that is often ultimately critical to doing something of importance other than law or medicine.

    Jonathan R. Cole: Twisting in the Wind: College and University Admissions - Part I

  • Over and above the first-rate reporting that made the Murrow Boys (not one Murrow girl in the bunch) stand out was a kind of quirkiness that enhanced rather than detracted from their stories.

    Don Hewitt: Remembering Edward R. Murrow

  • While I get the desire to avoid the "quirkiness" of the carrot jockeys not my favorite anyway I think the book will get more spontaneous attention with a mis-spelled cake or something a little more obvious.

    Choose the Cake Wrecks Cover!

  • You could see without … NICKSON: That kind of quirkiness is quite typical of Finnish music.

    The Sounds of Finnish Musical Experiments

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