One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they were worried by his eccentric behaviour’
unconventional, uncommon, abnormal, irregular, aberrant, anomalous, odd, queer, strange, peculiar, weird, bizarre, off-centre, outlandish, freakish, extraordinary
idiosyncratic, quirky, singular, nonconformist, capricious, whimsical
outré, avant garde
informal way out, far out, offbeat, dotty, nutty, screwy, freaky, oddball, wacky, cranky, off the wall, madcap, zany
British informal rum
North American informal kooky, wacko, bizarro, in left field
1‘like all princes he was something of an eccentric’
oddity, odd fellow, unorthodox person, character, individualist, individual, free spirit, misfit
informal oddball, queer fish, weirdo, weirdie, freak, nut, nutter, nutcase, case, head case, crank, crackpot, loony, loon
British informal one-off, odd bod
North American informal wacko, wack, screwball, kook
US informal wackadoo, wackadoodle
NZ Australian informal dingbat
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