Definition of Oddity

1. Noun. Eccentricity that is not easily explained.

Exact synonyms: Oddness
Generic synonyms: Eccentricity
Derivative terms: Odd



2. Noun. A strange attitude or habit.
Exact synonyms: Crotchet, Queerness, Quirk, Quirkiness
Generic synonyms: Strangeness, Unfamiliarity
Derivative terms: Crotchety, Queer, Quirky, Quirky

3. Noun. Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.

Definition of Oddity

1. n. The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness; peculiarity; as, oddity of dress, manners, and the like.

Definition of Oddity

1. Noun. An odd or strange thing. ¹

2. Noun. A strange person; an oddball. ¹

3. Noun. strangeness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oddity

1. one that is odd [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oddity

odd jobs
odd lot
odd man out
odd men out
odd one out
oddball
odder
odderon
odderons
oddest
oddi's sphincter
oddish
oddities
odditis
oddity (current term)
oddly
oddly enough
oddment
oddments
oddness
oddnesses
odds
odds-maker
odds-on
odds and ends
odds on
odds ratio
oddsmaker
oddsmakers

Literary usage of Oddity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Random Shots and Southern Breezes: Containing Critical Remarks on the by Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro (1842)
"Ramifications of oddity.—Professional Oddities.—Plain Speaking. ... oddity also breaks out in certain inveterate habits and associations of ideas, ..."

2. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... JUNCTION WITH THE URE AND OUSE—MYTON : THE SCENE OF THE WHITE BATTLE SWALESIDE VILLAGES TOPCLIFFE A YORKSHIRE oddity—COLD OR COD BECK—THIRSK—THE EDGE OF ..."

3. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"... to Ferrybridge CHARACTER AND COURSE OF THE RIVER AIRE—RAWCLIFFE THE STRANGE STORY OF JIMMY HIRST : A YORKSHIRE oddity—SNAITH CARLTON VILLAGES SOUTH AND ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"object timbre, qualification; see oddity. puzzle, n. I. See PERPLEXITY, QUESTION. puzzlement (rare), tangram, trifle, ring, 2. Re/erring to a thing that ..."

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