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Meaning & Definition of Eccentric in English

English

Eccentric

/ɪksɛntrɪk/

noun

1. A person with an unusual or odd personality

    synonym:
  • eccentric
  • ,
  • eccentric person
  • ,
  • flake
  • ,
  • oddball
  • ,
  • geek

2. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

  • "A real character"
  • "A strange character"
  • "A friendly eccentric"
  • "The capable type"
  • "A mental case"
    synonym:
  • character
  • ,
  • eccentric
  • ,
  • type
  • ,
  • case

adjective

1. Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

  • "Restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"
  • "Famed for his eccentric spelling"
  • "A freakish combination of styles"
  • "His off-the-wall antics"
  • "The outlandish clothes of teenagers"
  • "Outre and affected stage antics"
    synonym:
  • bizarre
  • ,
  • eccentric
  • ,
  • freakish
  • ,
  • freaky
  • ,
  • flaky
  • ,
  • flakey
  • ,
  • gonzo
  • ,
  • off-the-wall
  • ,
  • outlandish
  • ,
  • outre

2. Not having a common center

  • Not concentric
  • "Eccentric circles"
    synonym:
  • eccentric
  • ,
  • nonconcentric

Examples of using

Many scientists have the reputation of being eccentric.
He is known for his eccentric conduct.